FDA snubs Zogenix's anti-seizure drug, not happy with some sloppy, inadequate R&D work
Nine months after Zogenix got a stock rally $ZGNX going by touting late-stage data for a new drug to prevent seizures due to Dravet syndrome, the FDA handed back their marketing application with a failing grade on inadequate and incomplete work. Officially, that’s called a refuse-to-file notice, which is always embarrassing.
It’s not the end of the world, says Zogenix in a manner of speaking, but the agency was not happy that the biotech had submitted an incorrect version of a dataset with the NDA and faulted the company as “certain non-clinical studies were not submitted to allow assessment of the chronic administration of fenfluramine.”
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