Secura Bio announced that it has decided to withdraw the accelerated approval of the New Drug Application for Farydak® (panobinostat) for use in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 2 prior regimens, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent.

In February 2015, Farydak received accelerated approval for this indication based on progression free survival from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter phase 3 study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01023308). Continued approval required further verification and description of clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.

The decision to withdraw the application was made after the Company noted that “it was not feasible […] to complete the required post-approval clinical studies as designed as part of the accelerated approval process.” As a result, the clinical benefit of Farydak has not been confirmed.


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Because of the withdrawal submission, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee has cancelled its meeting on December 2, 2021 to discuss the approval of Farydak.

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Secura Bio announces US withdrawal of Farydak® (panobinostat) NDA. News release. Secura Bio, Inc. November 30, 2021. Accessed December 1, 2021. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/secura-bio-announces-us-withdrawal-of-farydak–panobinostat-nda-301434428.html

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