Synergy Pharmaceuticals announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review the New Drug Application (NDA) for plecanatide for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

The NDA submission was based on data from two double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials and one open-label long term safety study in over 3,500 patients with CIC.

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The FDA has set a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date of January 29, 2017 to make a decision on the NDA.

Plecanatide is a once-daily, oral, uroguanylin analog currently under development for the treatment of CIC and irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). It is designed to replicate the function of uroguanylin, a naturally occurring GI peptide, by working locally in the upper GI tract to stimulate digestive fluid movement and support regular bowel function.

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