AstraZeneca/Avillion Asthma Combo Draws Split Decision At FDA Panel; Data Was ‘All Over The Place’
In near unanimous votes, advisory committee rejects budesonide/albuterol sulfate fixed-dose combination for young children but favors approval for adults; the vote in adolescents was more divided, with some panelists believing extrapolation of adult efficacy data were appropriate for this population.
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Recent and upcoming US FDA advisory committee meetings and a summary of topics covered.
US FDA is asking an advisory committee whether extrapolation of adult data is appropriate to bridge uncertainties in efficacy for asthma patients under age 18 years; metered-dose inhaler would be the first combination product approved in the US containing an inhaled corticosteroid and a short-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist.
FDA Cancer Center’s New ‘Projects’ Focus On Early Endpoints; Asian American, Native Hawaiian Populations
Launched in 2023, Project Endpoint focuses on advancing understanding of early, novel endpoints, while Project ASIATICA aims to bring greater awareness of challenges and health disparities faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islander patients with cancer.