The FDA has granted Priority Review to dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for the treatment of new or worsening CKD.
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The designation was granted based on results from the phase 3 DAPA-CKD trial, which was stopped early due to “overwhelming efficacy”.
The multicenter, event-driven, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial compared the effect of dapagliflozin to placebo on renal outcomes and cardiovascular mortality in patients with CKD.
The decision to stop the trial was made based on positive efficacy data following a recommendation from the study’s independent DMC.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Invokana (canagliflozin; Janssen) to reduce the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and renal or cardiovascular (CV) death in adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Intradialytic hypotension is a common complication of hemodialysis and can lead to increased morbidity and mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease.
Acceleron and Celgene announced interim data from the Phase 2a study of sotatercept (ACE-011), demonstrating dose dependent increases in hemoglobin in patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals announced top-line results from the long-term Phase 3 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate), for the treatment of elevated serum phosphorus levels, or hyperphosphatemia, in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis.