US FDA Continues Shutout Of Companies Seeking Drug Rejection Hearings
Intarcia and Lexicon fail to convince FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research to grant hearings after complete response letters. Intarcia contends that kidney injury with its diabetes drug implant is similar to Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy, while Lexicon argues that CDER did not adequately consider a REMS when reviewing its SGLT2 inhibitor.
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With Intarcia's request, the rarely used mechanism could now produce two hearings this year, but outcomes of the few other times the process has been undertaken should not generate a lot of confidence for sponsors that this a path that they want to go down.
Keeping Track: US FDA Approval Binge Includes Brexafemme, Wegovy, Ryplazim, Truseltiq, Lybalvi, Tembexa
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Sanofi terminated its alliance for the SGLT1/2 inhibitor Zynquista, giving Lexicon full control of development in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, but it is seeking a new partner ideally with a European footprint.