Novartis Discontinues Ph2 Obesity Asset; Novartis Q2 ‘23 Earnings; Akebia to Resubmit Vadadustat NDA

Two cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Novartis hosted its Q2 ‘23 earnings call and disclosed it is discontinuing the development MBL949 in obesity (view press release; slides); and Akebia Therapeutics announced it has completed the End of Dispute Type A meeting with FDA and plans to resubmit the vadadustat NDA for the treatment of anemia due to CKD in adult patients on dialysis in Q3 ‘23 (view press release). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items.

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Matthew Maryniak

President of Fenix Group International

Matthew has been a thought leader in the high-growth therapeutic areas of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine since 2006, making regular attendance at large and small CV/met scientific meetings and an architect of novel methods for assessing market opportunities. He has over a decade of experience in leading CV/met consulting engagements, is a published author in PM360 and Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, and has been quoted in The Pink Sheet on anti-thrombotics.

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