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Novartis yanks imatinib PAH NDA; FDA wants more data, cancels AdCom

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The first sign there may be trouble with Novartis' new drug application (NDA) for imatinib as a pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) treatment came on 15 August when the US FDA called off the 14 September meeting of its Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee, although regulators declined to disclose the trigger for the cancellation.

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