End Of An Accelerated Approval Odyssey: Covis Agrees To Withdraw Makena But Seeks 21-Week ‘Wind-Down’
Covis says it respects advisory committee vote at October public hearing favoring withdrawal; proposal comes four years after failure of the PROLONG confirmatory trial to confirm clinical benefit in preventing preterm birth.
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Final decision by the Office of Commissioner would provide more certainty than Covis’ proposal to voluntarily withdraw Makena ‘at some point in the future’ and assure that generic versions of the preterm birth prevention drug come off the market at the same time, the US FDA’s drugs center tells the Pink Sheet.
Makena Panel Vote Adversely Influenced By Framing Of Withdrawal Question, Covis Says
‘Ad hoc narrowing’ of the final voting question by hearing officer Celia Witten prevented adcomm members from voting on Covis’ proposal to restrict the preterm birth prevention drug's indication while further study was conducted, company says.
FDA One Step Closer To Makena Withdrawal After Hearing Officer Echoes Advisory Panel’s Advice
In a memo to Commissioner Califf and Chief Scientist Bumpus, Celia Witten focuses the final Makena decisionmakers on the key factors she believes should be used to determine the drug’s market status.