CDER Opposes Covis’ Bid To Steer Focus Away From Makena's Failed Confirmatory Trial
The company offered to stipulate that findings from the PROLONG trial do not verify clinical benefit of the preterm birth prevention drug; the US FDA’s drugs center opposed a stipulation, saying failure of a confirmatory trial to verify clinical benefit is an independent ground for withdrawing accelerated approval and an advisory committee should vote on the question.
You may also be interested in...
With two weeks to go before hearing on whether the preterm birth prevention drug can stay on the market or be withdrawn, the lack of clarity on who will make the ultimate decision may stem from the lengthy duration of the dispute and multiple transitions within FDA’s senior leadership.
The new ALS product is a fixed-dose combo of two ingredients – sodium phenylbutyrate and taurursodiol – that some patients currently are compounding. Amylyx says it will explore ‘all options’ in addressing that, noting its strong IP for Relyvrio, but also committing to access.
First OIG report on FDA’s accelerated approval program as part of Aduhelm-spurred review doesn’t break new ground but will likely bring new wave of focus on the costs incurred to the government when drug companies fail to complete confirmatory trials in a timely manner just as reform advocates are hoping to muster enough attention on the topic to get legislative change this year.