Renal Diseases

FDA Grants Priority Review to Alnylam’s Lumasiran for the Treatment of Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Company’s New Drug Application (NDA) for lumasiran, an investigational RNAi therapeutic targeting hydroxyacid oxidase 1 (HAO1) – the gene encoding glycolate oxidase (GO) – in development for the …

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FDA Approves a Label Update for Lokelma to Include Dosing Guidance for Treatment of Hyperkalemia in ESRD on Hemodialysis

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a label update in the US for AstraZeneca’s LOKELMA® (sodium zirconium cyclosilicate) to include a dosing regimen specifically to treat hyperkalemia in patients with end-stage renal disease on chronic hemodialysis. The approval by the US FDA was based on positive results …

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Phase 3 Trial of Farxiga Will Be Stopped Early After Overwhelming Efficacy in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Dapagliflozin And Prevention of Adverse outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease (DAPA-CKD) Phase III trial for FARXIGA (dapagliflozin) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) will be stopped early following a recommendation from an independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) based on its determination of overwhelming efficacy.   The decision to stop the trial early was made following …

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FDA Grants Fast Track Designation to Empagliflozin for the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease

INGELHEIM, Germany, and INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for the investigation of empagliflozin to reduce the risk of kidney disease progression and cardiovascular death in adults with chronic kidney disease, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced. The …

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Mallinckrodt Initiates Rolling Submission of NDA to the FDA for Terlipressin for Treatment of Patients with Hepatorenal Syndrome Type 1

STAINES-UPON-THAMES, United Kingdom, March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced it initiated the rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for terlipressin, an investigational agent being investigated for the treatment of hepatorenal syndrome type 1 (HRS-1), by submitting its clinical …

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Cara Therapeutics Announces Positive Topline Data from Mid-Stage Trial of Oral Korsuva in CKD Patients with Moderate-to-Severe Pruritus

STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pruritus by selectively targeting peripheral kappa opioid receptors, today announced positive topline results from its Phase 2 dose-ranging trial of Oral KORSUVA™ (CR845/difelikefalin) …

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Ardelyx Announces Positive Results from its Phase 3 Study Evaluating Tenapanor in CKD Patients on Dialysis

FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ardelyx, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARDX), a specialized biopharmaceutical company focused on developing first-in-class medicines to improve treatment for people with cardiorenal diseases, today reported positive topline results from PHREEDOM, a long-term Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy and safety of tenapanor as monotherapy for …

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FDA Approves Invokana to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD) and Reduce the Risk of Hospitalization for Heart Failure in T2D and DKD

RARITAN, N.J., Sept. 30, 2019 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new indication for INVOKANA® (canagliflozin) to reduce the risk of end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), worsening of kidney function, cardiovascular (CV) death, and hospitalization for heart failure in …

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AzurRx BioPharma Announces Positive Results from Phase 2 Trial of MS1819 in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZRX) (“AzurRx” or the “Company”), a company specializing in the development of non-systemic, recombinant therapies for gastrointestinal diseases, today announced positive safety results from its Phase II OPTION Clinical Trial of MS1819 for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency …

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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Genentech’s Gazyva for Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Gazyva® (obinutuzumab) for adults with lupus nephritis. This designation was granted based on data from the Phase II …

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