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In overwhelmingly concluding that efficacy has not been demonstrated for the mesenchymal stromal cell therapy, panelists went beyond just the failed Phase III trial and cited BrainStorm’s ‘statistical magic’ and failure to adequately describe the mechanism of action, as well as safety and product quality concerns.
NurOwn Adcomm Is 20 Members Strong Despite US FDA’s ‘Struggle’ To Find Unconflicted Neurology Experts
Seven panelists are regular members of the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies advisory committee, while many of the 13 temporary voting members bring neurology and neuroscience expertise. In a conflict-of-interest waiver, the agency noted a struggle to find experts in clinical neurology and neurodegenerative diseases who lack disqualifying financial interests.
Sponsor’s assertion of a ‘floor effect’ cannot explain the lack of difference versus placebo on clinical endpoints, and there is no evidence that assessed biomarkers are reasonably likely to predict clinical benefit, agency says. Although advisory committee will focus primarily on efficacy, FDA also cites concerns about ‘grossly deficient’ product quality information.
Abrysvo is recommended for use in pregnant people 32-36 weeks gestation if administered from September to January. For infants whose mothers were not vaccinated in this window, nirsevimab is recommended for prevention of respiratory syncytial virus infection.
NASH Drug Development: Experts Argue The Case For Noninvasive Tests As Surrogate Endpoints For Approval
However, FDA officials appear skeptical that imaging-based and circulating biomarkers are ready for prime time when it comes to supporting accelerated approval of drugs for noncirrhotic nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Panelists at a recent Duke-Margolis meeting cite growing use of native ads and patient influencers, as well as the limited attention given to presentation of risk information, in calling for a re-examination of how pharmaceutical promotion on digital platforms is regulated.