FDA signs off on Otsuka, Lundbeck's antipsychotic for Alzheimer's agitation
The FDA has approved Otsuka and Lundbeck’s antipsychotic Rexulti for agitation associated with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, bringing to market the first therapy designed to treat a symptom that is thought to affect half of the patients with the disease.
The approval, which was announced Thursday, is based on two Phase III trials that showed improvement in baseline scores on an agitation-measuring survey, called the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI), after 12 weeks. The companies had previously reported results of two Phase III trials back in 2017, after one trial met — and the other missed — the primary endpoint of change in baseline of CMAI score.
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