SPOTLIGHT: Cardiome, Astellas get panel date

The FDA as extended its review of a new therapy for abnormal heart rhythm and asked Cardiome and Astellas to sit in on a panel review of the drug. The panel review will be held on December 11 and 12 with a decision on the therapy by January 19, 2008. Astellas holds the U.S. marketing rights to the therapy. Release