Novo Nordisk Updates Tresiba Progress

Novo Nordisk has decided to submit the prespecified interim analysis of a clinical study as part of a Class II Resubmission of the new drug applications (NDAs) of Tresiba and Ryzodeg to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The resubmission is expected to take place within the next month. The cardiovascular outcomes trial for Tresiba® (insulin degludec), DEVOTE, was initiated in October 2013 and the required number of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) for the prespecified interim analysis were accumulated by the end of January 2015.

In addition to the data from the interim analysis of DEVOTE, the Class II Resubmission will comprise a safety update including data from all clinical trials with insulin degludec as well as an overview of postmarketing data. Following the submission of the Class II Resubmission, the FDA is expected to communicate either its acceptance of the filing or issue an ‘Incomplete Response Letter'. This usually occurs within a month of resubmission.

To preserve the integrity of the ongoing DEVOTE trial, only a small team within Novo Nordisk has access to the data. Novo Nordisk management does not have access to the results of the interim analysis. The trial is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016.

Source: Novo Nordisk

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