Terlipressin is an investigational agent being evaluated for the treatment of HRS in the
Within the last two weeks, it became necessary to identify a new packaging and labeling manufacturing facility which meant that an inspection of the new facility by the FDA could not be completed by the PDUFA date. A satisfactory inspection is required before the NDA can be approved. This is the only outstanding issue noted in the CRL, and it is important to note that there were no safety or efficacy issues cited.
"We are working with the new facility to have it ready for inspection by the FDA," said
HRS is a form of impaired kidney function that occurs in individuals with advanced liver disease.1 HRS is classified into two distinct types – a rapidly progressive type that leads to acute renal failure and a more chronic type that progresses over weeks to months.1 HRS is estimated to affect between 30,000 and 40,000 Americans annually.3,4 If left untreated, the rapidly progressive renal failure associated with HRS has a median survival time of approximately two weeks and greater than 80 percent mortality within three months.2,5,6
Terlipressin is one of the most studied pharmacological agents in HRS with more than 70 published manuscripts and presented abstracts on clinical data to date.7 It has been approved for more than 30 years, available on five continents and is considered the standard of care for its indications in the countries where it is approved. 8,9,10
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1 National Organization for Rare Disorders. Hepatorenal Syndrome. Available at: https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/hepatorenal-syndrome/. Accessed
2 Boyer TD, Medicis JJ, Pappas SC, et al. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study to confirm the reversal of hepatorenal syndrome type 1 with terlipressin: the REVERSE trial design. Open Access J Clin Trials. 2012:4:39-49.
3 C Pant, B S Jani, M Desai, A Deshpande,
4 United States Census Bureau: Quick Facts. Available at: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/US/PST045218. Accessed
5 Gines P, Sola E, Angeli P, et al. Hepatorenal syndrome. Nat Rev. 2018;4:23.
6 Colle I and Laterre PF. Hepatorenal syndrome: the clinical impact of vasoactive therapy. Expert Rev of Gastroenterol & Hepatol. 2018;12(2):173-188. DOI: 10.1080/17474124.2018.1417034.
7 Data on file – ref-05488.
8 Data on file – ref-05482.
9 FDA Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee. Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Terlipressin Advisory Committee Briefing Document NDA #022231.
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