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Cytokinetics provides regulatory update for omecamtiv mecarbil for heart failure.

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Published:18th Jun 2022

Cytokinetics, Incorporated announced that, in response to a request from the FDA, the company recently provided additional pharmacokinetic analyses of omecamtiv mecarbil related to the company’s new drug application (NDA).


After an initial review of the company’s submission, FDA has communicated that the additional data provided constitutes a major amendment to the NDA and has extended the PDUFA date by three months to February 28, 2023 to provide time for a full review of the submission.

The development program for omecamtiv mecarbil is assessing its potential for the treatment of HFrEF. Positive results from GALACTIC-HF, the first Phase III clinical trial of omecamtiv mecarbil demonstrated a statistically significant effect of treatment with omecamtiv mecarbil to reduce risk of the primary composite endpoint of cardiovascular (CV) death or heart failure events (heart failure hospitalization and other urgent treatment for heart failure) compared to placebo in patients treated with standard of care. No reduction in the secondary endpoint of time to CV death was observed. Adverse events and treatment discontinuation of study drug were balanced between treatment arms. The FDA has accepted for filing the NDA for omecamtiv mecarbil based on the results from GALACTIC-HF and has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of February 28, 2023.

Condition: Heart Failure
Type: drug

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