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FDA Continues Review of Takeda's New Drug Application for Alogliptin (SYR-322), a DPP-4 Agent for Type 2 Diabetes
Date:10/10/2008

OSAKA, Japan, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda") today announced that Takeda Global Research and Development Center, Inc., a wholly owned United States (U.S.) subsidiary, received notification that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not be able to complete its review of the alogliptin New Drug Application (NDA) by the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date of October 27, 2008.

"In our most recent discussion with the FDA, it indicated that due to internal resource constraints it will not be able to complete the alogliptin review by the PDUFA date," said Dean Sundberg, senior vice president, regulatory affairs at Takeda Global Research and Development Center, Inc. "Additionally, the FDA did not provide Takeda with any guidance on when a review might be completed nor did it raise any issues with the data in the alogliptin NDA. Takeda remains confident in alogliptin's potential as a new treatment option for people suffering from type 2 diabetes and we will work with the FDA as they continue this NDA review."

Alogliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-4) inhibitor discovered by Takeda's wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Takeda San Diego, Inc. In December, 2007 Takeda submitted its NDA for alogliptin for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. This submission enhances Takeda's position as a global leader in type 2 diabetes - one of Takeda's core therapeutic areas.

The alogliptin NDA submission included six Phase 3 clinical trials involving more than 2,000 patients conducted in 220 centers worldwide. The safety and efficacy of alogliptin was studied as a once-daily monotherapy adjunct to diet and exercise and as an add-on therapy to other antidiabetic medications including sulfonylureas, metformin, thiazolidinediones (TZDs), and insulin. In the studies, alogliptin was associated with statistically significant reductions in hemoglobin A1c, which reflects average blood glucose concentration over the
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