Toss a complete response letter (CRL) onto two missed PDUFA dates and a few adcoms that were discussed but never actualized to get an idea of where Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. now stands with its NDA for obeticholic acid (OCA) to treat fibrosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Regulatory snapshots, including global drug submissions and approvals, clinical trial approvals and other regulatory decisions and designations: Alexion, Aptose, Aquestive, Cancer Prevention, Cytocom, Emmaus, Genentech, Goliver, Heron, Incyte, Intercept, Merz, Nordic Nanovector, Novartis, PTC, Rakuten, Roche, Rocket, SFA, Teijin.
While the FDA approved Zogenix Inc.’s Fintepla (fenfluramine), an oral treatment for patients ages 2 and older with seizures associated with Dravet syndrome, a rare, pediatric-onset form of epilepsy, the company stock continued its months-long struggle.
The FDA sent a complete response letter (CRL) to Allergan plc, an Abbvie Inc. company, and Molecular Partners AG, of Zurich, Switzerland, regarding the BLA for abicipar pegol, their VEGF-A inhibitor-Darpin therapy for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Prevailing after an initial complete response letter from the FDA, Chiasma Inc. on June 26 has finally secured U.S. approval for Mycapssa, the first oral formulation of the acromegaly medicine octreotide to get a regulatory green light. Octreotide has until now only been available by injection. The drug was approved for long-term maintenance treatment in acromegaly patients who have responded to and tolerated treatment with octreotide or lanreotide, both somatostatin analogues (SSAs).
DUBLIN – Emer Cooke, named this week as the next executive director of the EMA, is the first woman to lead the organization since its creation in 1994. She is due to take up the post in November, but her appointment must first be ratified by the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI). She is due to present a statement to the group on July 13.