Keeping Track: Cloudy Horizon For Teplizumab, Roxadustat; Nuplazid Stumbles Over Subgroups; CAR-T Submissions From Gilead, J&J
The latest drug development news and highlights from the Pink Sheet’s US FDA Performance Tracker
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But advisory committee members see a potential opportunity for the oral anemia drug in small percentage of dialysis-dependent patients not responsive to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents; FibroGen’s revised dosing algorithm, aimed at slowing hemoglobin rate of increase and reducing risk of thrombosis, needs to be clinically tested before marketing approval, panelists said.
FibroGen’s Roxadustat Faces US FDA Scrutiny On ‘Prominent’ Safety Signals Relative To Erythropoietin
Risks of serious thrombotic events, seizures and infection make the benefits of the first-in-class oral drug for treating anemia related to chronic kidney disease ‘difficult to calculate’ despite demonstrated improvements in hemoglobin, FDA says in advisory committee briefing document.