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FDA Reviewing Potential Anti-Arrhythmic Claims for Ranexa(R)
Date:12/7/2007

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTX) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified the Company that it will evaluate the approval of potential anti-arrhythmic claims for Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets) as part of its ongoing review of the Company's supplemental new drug application (sNDA).

This follows the FDA's acceptance of an sNDA seeking expansion to the approved product labeling for Ranexa to include a first line angina indication and a significant reduction in cautionary language as well as a separate NDA for a potential labeling change to add reduction of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in coronary artery disease patients with diabetes. The two sNDAs are being reviewed by the FDA Division of Cardiovascular and Renal Products and the NDA is being reviewed by the FDA Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products.

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date for the sNDAs and the NDA is July 27, 2008. The FDA has requested, and CV Therapeutics has paid three separate user fees to support the review of both sNDAs and the NDA.

"We anticipate receiving approval for first line angina use, which would significantly expand the patient population eligible to receive Ranexa, and we are very pleased that the FDA also is now evaluating separate potential anti- arrhythmic and HbA1c reduction claims for Ranexa on the same timeline," said Louis G. Lange, CV Therapeutics chairman and chief executive officer.

In September 2007, data published in Circulation and presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2007 in Vienna, Austria showed that Ranexa reduced ventricular arrhythmias in pati
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