Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. announces that yesterday it received written responses from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to questions the company had submitted in advance of a pre-NDA meeting regarding Flexion's lead product candidate, Zilretta (also known as FX006). The FDA clearly indicates in its responses that the safety and efficacy data from the registration program for Zilretta are "acceptable to support filing of an NDA submission." Based on this positive FDA feedback, the in-person pre-NDA meeting has become unnecessary and the FDA responses will serve as the official meeting minutes.
Michael Clayman, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Flexion, stated, "The endorsement from the FDA for the Zilretta NDA submission represents a major milestone in the development of this drug candidate and brings us one step closer to making it available to the many millions of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients who lack good pain-relief options. We intend to submit the NDA in the fourth quarter of this year."
Flexion Therapeutics Receives Positive Guidance from FDA on NDA Submission for Zilretta for Osteoarthritis of the Knee