Three months after Oncopeptides AB said it was voluntarily withdrawing Pepaxto (melphalan flufenamide) from the U.S. market, the company is now taking back that withdrawal and has begun working with the FDA to review new data on the multiple myeloma therapy.
On Jan. 21, the company said that it had contacted the FDA to rescind its Oct. 22 letter requesting voluntary withdrawal of the agent’s New Drug Application (NDA). According to a company press release, “further review and analyses of the heterogenous Overall Survival data from the phase 3 OCEAN study and other relevant trials have led the Company to reconsider its previous voluntary withdrawal request. Oncopeptides has discontinued the marketing of Pepaxto in the US and does not intend to market Pepaxto in the US at this time. The company has initiated a dialogue with the FDA to review the new data.”