For the past few years, FDA has attempted to re-approve all the old drugs that made it to market before the current regulatory framework was in place. In an effort to catch up, the Wall Street Journal says, the regulatory body has been offering three years of market exclusivity to any company willing to do the clinical work and affirm the older drugs' efficacy.

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