US FDA Sends Amgen/UCB Evenity Back With BRIDGE Request
The US FDA has surprised no-one with a Complete Response Letter for Amgen and UCB's novel osteoporosis treatment Evenity but, with luck, analysts say the product might still reach the market in 2018-19 and garner sales over £500m.
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Amgen EVP Murdo Gordon highlighted the unmet need for women at high risk, including those with a prior fracture. At $1,825 per month or $21,900 for a one-year course in the US, he says Evenity's cost is much lower versus competing 18- and 24-month anabolic agents.
Osteoporosis treatment romosozumab-aqqg indicated for postmenopausal women at high risk for fracture; advisory committee appears to have help persuade FDA that a black box would be sufficient to manage cardiovascular risk rather than a narrower indication.
Evenity Likely Headed For Approval With Amgen's Proposed Indication, But Postmarketing Requirements Remain Unclear
US FDA advisory committee splits on whether Amgen's osteoporosis drug romosozumab needs observational study or randomized controlled trial to assess cardiovascular risks.