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FDA accepts for review Vascepa to reduce residual cardiovascular risk in patients with statin-managed LDL-C cholesterol.

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Last updated:30th May 2019
Published:30th May 2019
Source: Pharmawand

Amarin Corporation plc announced that its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Vascepa (icosapent ethyl) capsules has been accepted for filing and granted Priority Review designation by the FDA. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date assigned by the FDA for this sNDA is 28 September 2019.

Because of the Priority Review designation, the timing of this PDUFA date is four months earlier than the anticipated standard ten-month review for applications. Assuming FDA approval, Vascepa will be the first drug indicated to reduce residual cardiovascular risk in patients with statin-managed LDL-C cholesterol, but persistent elevated triglycerides, an important indicator of cardiovascular disease. This is a serious health challenge experienced by millions of people.

The FDA grants Priority Review designation to applications for drugs that, if approved, have the potential to offer significant improvements in the effectiveness and safety of the treatment of serious conditions when compared to standard applications.

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