Intercept CRL Likely About OCA-Specific Concerns, Not NASH Endpoints
The US FDA complete response letter for Intercept’s obeticholic acid raised speculation that the agency might be rethinking approvable endpoints for NASH. But analysts generally think OCA’s unspectacular efficacy data is behind the decision.
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Will Intercept’s New NASH Analysis Pass FDA’s Muster?
The new analysis of REGENERATE, based on an FDA-requested methodology, shows continued efficacy for OCA, but analysts were circumspect about whether the benefit/risk profile would sway the agency.
Intercept Plans To Refile OCA For NASH At US FDA With Consensus Reads Of Patient Biopsies
Additional patients and more long-term data could also help make case for obeticholic acid. Intercept hopes to complete its review of the pivotal REGENERATE trial during H1 2022.
When Breakthrough Falls Short: US FDA Complete Response Letters Rising Among BTD Applications For Approval
More than half of the complete response letters issued for applications holding breakthrough status have been issued since 2020, reflecting difficult – and often rancorous – efficacy debates.