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FDA to expedite review of Teva drug for movement disorder
February 28, 2017 / 1:42 PM / 9 months ago

FDA to expedite review of Teva drug for movement disorder

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said on Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted “priority review” for its SD-809 drug to treat tardive dyskinesia with a target date for approval by Aug. 30.

FILE PHOTO - A building belonging to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's biggest generic drugmaker and Israel's largest company, is seen in Jerusalem February 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

A priority, or expedited, review allows for a faster evaluation of drug applications.

Tardive dyskinesia, a condition for which there are no approved therapies in the United States, is a disorder characterized by repetitive and uncontrollable movements. It affects about 500,000 people in the United States and is usually a result of treatment with widely used medications for psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

“There remains a significant unmet medical need in tardive dyskinesia,” said Michael Hayden, chief scientific officer at Teva. “SD-809 has the potential to reduce the severity of the abnormal involuntary movements of tardive dyskinesia which lead to social isolation for these patients.”

Teva’s new drug application for SD-809 is based on results from two late stage studies.

Reporting by Tova Cohen; Editing by Steven Scheer

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