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Janssen Research & Development Submits New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for Canagliflozin to Treat Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Date:5/31/2012

RARITAN, N.J., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen), announced today that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for the use of canagliflozin, an investigational, oral, once-daily, selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, for the treatment of adult patients with type 2 diabetes.

The kidneys of people with type 2 diabetes reabsorb greater amounts of glucose back into the body compared to non-diabetic people, which may contribute to elevated glucose levels. Canagliflozin blocks the reabsorption of glucose by the kidney, increasing glucose excretion and lowering blood glucose levels.

The filing is supported by a comprehensive global Phase 3 clinical development program, which included nine multicenter, randomized clinical studies that enrolled approximately 10,300 patients, representing the largest late-stage development program for an investigational pharmacologic product for the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes submitted to health authorities to date. The Phase 3 program evaluated the safety and efficacy of canagliflozin across the spectrum of type 2 diabetes and included placebo- and active comparator-controlled studies. The program also included a dedicated cardiovascular study conducted in patients who have or are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease. Janssen will present data from the Phase 3 studies at future scientific venues, beginning with the Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in Philadelphia, in June.

Janssen and its affiliates have rights to canagliflozin through a license agreement with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has marketing rights in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia.

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