Neurocrine steers its ‘breakthrough’ tardive dyskinesia drug to an FDA decision
San Diego-based Neurocrine Biosciences announced that it has filed their NDA on a new drug for tardive dyskinesia today, but the company isn’t waiting for the FDA to make up its mind before laying the groundwork on a marketing campaign.
Company execs noted in their Q2 call with analysts that they are already building a marketing group for the drug, valbenazine, which has achieved a breakthrough drug designation that could put it on track to an approval as early as next spring. The drug is a VMAT2 inhibitor, designed to modulate dopamine release during nerve communication. And it’s also in Phase II for Tourette syndrome.
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