Category: Akebia Therapeutics

  • Claiming Akebia agreement breach, Otsuka seeks to end anemia drug pact

    Otsuka Pharmaceutical is ending its alliance with Akebia Therapeutics, a move that comes less than two months after the FDA rejected their partnered anemia drug, vadadustat, and asked for another clinical trial. Otsuka alleges unspecified breaches of the agreement by Akebia, and ending the alliance early could spare it from spending hundreds of millions of […]

  • GSK goes for gold as FDA starts review of daprodustat

    GlaxoSmithKline says the FDA has started its review of daprodustat for anaemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), as it strives to succeed where two other rivals in the HIF-PHI class have failed. GSK has submitted daprodustat base on its ASCEND phase 3 programme, which included five trials across both dialysis and non-dialysis patients and […]

  • After FDA snub, EMA backs FibroGen, Astellas’ roxadustat

    The EU regulator has approved  FibroGen and Astellas Evrenzo for adults with anaemia caused by chronic kidney disease (CKD), just days after the FDA turned down the drug in the US. The decision makes Evrenzo (roxadustat) the first oral HIF-PH inhibitor to be cleared for use in the EU, ahead of rival candidates daprodustat from […]