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Merck: FDA reviewing its ragweed allergy therapy

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Drug maker Merck & Co. said the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing its second application to sell a new type of allergy treatment meant to gradually reduce allergic­ reactions over time, rather than just relieving sneezing, itching, and other symptoms temporarily.

Merck’s latest application is for an allergy immunotherapy tablet for ragweed allergies that dissolves under the tongue.

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