Akebia Therapeutics Resubmits New Drug Application to the FDA for Vadadustat
"We are pleased to have resubmitted the NDA for vadadustat following multiple discussions with the FDA and clear direction from the agency, a significant milestone that reflects our team's commitment to patients and conviction in the benefit we believe vadadustat can deliver to patients on dialysis," said
Based on standard NDA resubmission review timelines, a letter from the FDA acknowledging that the resubmission is complete, classifying the resubmission, and setting the PDUFA date is expected in 30 days. Akebia expects the FDA to set a PDUFA date of six months from the date of submission.
Vadadustat is an oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor designed to mimic the physiologic effect of altitude on oxygen availability. At higher altitudes, the body responds to lower oxygen availability with stabilization of hypoxia-inducible factor, which can lead to increased red blood cell production and improved oxygen delivery to tissues. Vadadustat is not approved by the
Statements in this press release regarding Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.'s ("Akebia's") strategy, plans, prospects, expectations, beliefs, intentions and goals are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: Akebia's beliefs about the comprehensive nature of its NDA resubmission for vadadustat and expectations regarding the acceptance by the FDA and a decision by the FDA on its NDA for vadadustat, including the timing thereof; Akebia's beliefs about the benefits vadadustat can deliver to patients on dialysis; and Akebia's plans with respect to commercializing vadadustat in the
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