Treatment for Atopic Dermatitis
Pfizer Announces Extension of Review of New Drug Application of Abrocitinib for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) April 07, 2021 — Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the priority review period for the New Drug Application (NDA) for abrocitinib for the treatment of adults and adolescents with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date has been extended three months to early Q3 2021.
The FDA has also extended the review period for the Supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs) for XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR (tofacitinib) for the treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by three months, with a goal date in early Q3 2021.
Abrocitinib is an oral small molecule that selectively inhibits Janus kinase (JAK) 1. Inhibition of JAK1 is thought to modulate multiple cytokines involved in pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis, including interleukin IL-4, IL-13, IL-31, IL-22, and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP).
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The information contained in this release is as of April 7, 2021. Pfizer assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements contained in this release as the result of new information or future events or developments.
This release contains forward-looking information about a product candidate, abrocitinib, and XELJANZ®/ XELJANZ® XR (tofacitinib), including their potential benefits, that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, including the ability to meet anticipated clinical endpoints, commencement and/or completion dates for our clinical trials, regulatory submission dates, regulatory approval dates and/or launch dates, as well as the possibility of unfavorable new clinical data and further analyses of existing clinical data; the risk that clinical trial data are subject to differing interpretations and assessments by regulatory authorities; whether regulatory authorities will be satisfied with the design of and results from our clinical studies; whether and when drug applications may be filed in any other jurisdictions for any potential indication for abrocitinib or XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR; whether and when the applications for abrocitinib or XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR for the potential new indication pending with the FDA and EMA may be approved and whether and when any such other applications that may be pending or filed for abrocitinib or XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR may be approved by regulatory authorities, which will depend on myriad factors, including making a determination as to whether the product’s benefits outweigh its known risks and determination of the product’s efficacy and, if approved, whether abrocitinib or XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR will be commercially successful; decisions by regulatory authorities impacting labeling, manufacturing processes, safety and/or other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of abrocitinib or XELJANZ® / XELJANZ® XR; uncertainties regarding the commercial impact of or the results of clinical trial A3921133 or any potential actions by regulatory authorities based on analysis of clinical trial A3921133 or other data, which will depend, in part, on labeling determinations; uncertainties regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our business, operations, and financial results; and competitive developments.
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Posted: April 2021