AMAG’s Explanation For Makena's Failed Confirmatory Trial Faces Skeptical US FDA
Post hoc analyses show no convincing evidence that PROLONG trial's failure to meet its coprimary efficacy endpoints stemmed from baseline risk differences in subjects compared to an earlier trial, agency says; advisory committee is being asked whether to withdraw accelerated approval or keep the drug on the market, with or without a new confirmatory study.
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AMAG Open To Another Makena Trial, But Also Appears Ready To Challenge Any Withdrawal Request
CEO William Heiden reaffirms commitment to preterm birth drug and suggests AMAG would seek a hearing under the accelerated approval regulations if the US FDA were to request withdrawal; another placebo-controlled confirmatory trial may be possible in European and South American countries, company says.
Recent And Upcoming FDA Advisory Committee Meetings
Recent and upcoming US FDA advisory committee meetings and a summary of topics covered.