Despite flopping pivotal trial, Novartis' Entresto will face adcomm firing line for holy grail heart failure patients
Novartis had big ideas for its heart-failure market leader Entresto in a highly sought-after patient population before a Phase III flop derailed its plans. But the Swiss drugmaker always held out hope Entresto would make a quick comeback, and with the FDA’s backing next week it could be right on the verge of doing so.
An FDA advisory committee on Tuesday will scrutinize Novartis’ application to pit Entresto against chronic heart failure patients with a preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), an indication without an approved therapy and one that could spell $5 billion in sales per year.
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