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Bydureon exenatide once weekly regulatory update

October 25, 2010 7:00 AM UTC

FDA issued a second complete response letter for an NDA from Amylin for Bydureon exenatide once weekly to treat Type II diabetes. The agency requested a thorough QT study with higher exposures of exenatide that would be consistent with those seen in patients with renal impairment to determine if Bydureon could be associated with QT prolongation in these patients. FDA also requested the submission of data from the Phase III DURATION-5 trial, which was not included in the original NDA submission. The companies reported last December that Bydureon met the trial's primary endpoint of significantly reducing HbA1c from baseline to week 24 vs. twice-daily Byetta exenatide (see BioCentury, Dec. 21, 2009).

The partners hope to submit a response by the end of next year, pending discussions on the design of the QT study with FDA. The companies said it is likely that the response will be considered a Class 2 resubmission, which requires a 6-month review. In March, FDA issued the first complete response letter, which included requests related to the finalization of product labeling with a REMS and clarification of existing manufacturing processes (see BioCentury, March 22 & May 10). ...