PA32540/PA8140 Under Review for Secondary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

POZEN announced that the FDA has accepted for review its New Drug Application (NDA) for PA32540/PA8140 tablets.  Both products are a coordinated-delivery tablet combination of immediate-release omeprazole 40mg, a proton pump inhibitor, layered around a pH-sensitive coating of an aspirin core.

The NDA submission is based on data from POZEN’S clinical trials program. This program included two Phase 3 studies (PA32540–301/PA32540–302) for PA32540, which met their primary and secondary endpoints, as well as Phase 1 studies for both PA32540 and PA8140. In the 301 and 302 studies, significantly fewer subjects taking PA32540 experienced endoscopically confirmed gastric ulcers compared to subjects receiving enteric-coated (EC) aspirin alone (Study 301: 3.8% vs. 8.7%, P=0.02; Study 302: 2.7% vs. 8.5%, P=0.005, respectively).

POZEN is seeking an approval for the use of PA tablets for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients at risk for aspirin-induced ulcers.

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