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Rezdiffra Patient and HCP Websites Observed; Terns Q4 ‘23 Earnings

Rezdiffra Patient and HCP Websites Observed; Terns Q4 ‘23 Earnings

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Madrigal Submits Resmetirom NASH NDA

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals announced it initiated a rolling submission with FDA for an NDA seeking accelerated approval for resmetirom for the treatment of NASH with liver fibrosis. According to the press release, Madrigal has submitted the majority of the NDA to FDA and plans to submit the remaining components in July 2023 along with a request for priority review. For context, in April 2023, resmetirom received Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of NASH with liver fibrosis (previous FENIX insight). Recall, on June 22, 2023, Madrigal announced new MAESTRO-NASH data at EASL 2023 (previous FENIX insight).

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ADA 2023 Key Press Releases (June 25)

On the third day of ADA 2023, two cardiometabolic-related news items were observed. Below, FENIX provides context and analysis for the announcements.

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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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Intercept to Discontinue OCA NASH Development Following Second CRL

Intercept Pharmaceuticals announced it received a CRL from FDA regarding the obeticholic acid (OCA) NDA for the treatment of pre-cirrhotic liver fibrosis due to NASH. According to the press release, FDA indicated in the CRL that any resubmission of an NDA for OCA in NASH would require, at minimum, successful completion of the long-term outcomes phase of the REGENERATE study (view CT.gov record). As a result of the CRL, Intercept has decided to discontinue all NASH-related investment and restructure the company’s operations to strengthen its focus on rare and serious liver diseases. Below, FENIX provides brief thoughts on the CRL and Intercept’s decision.

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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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Intercept Faces Uphill Battle for Impending FDA Adcom; Briefing Documents Released

Briefing documents have been posted (view here) for FDA’s Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee (GIDAC) meeting to discuss the use of Intercept’s obeticholic acid (OCA) for the treatment of pre-cirrhotic liver fibrosis due to NASH. For context, the OCA adcom is on Friday, May 19, 2023 (previous FENIX insight). Recall, in January 2023, FDA accepted the NDA for OCA seeking accelerated approval as a Class 2 resubmission and assigned a PDUFA date of June 22, 2023 (previous FENIX insight). Of note, Intercept’s stock price decreased as much as -22% in intraday trading following the release of the briefing documents. Below, FENIX provides insight into the potential outcome of the OCA FDA adcom.

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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Viking Topline Ph2b VK2809 NASH Data; Chinook and Ionis Partner to Develop ASO Therapy for CKD

Two cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Viking Therapeutics announced positive topline results from its Ph2b VOYAGE study evaluating VK2809, an oral thyroid beta receptor (TRβ) agonist, in patients with biopsy-confirmed NASH (F2 and F3; view CT.gov record) and hosted an associated call with investors (view press release; webcast); and Chinook Therapeutics announced it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Ionis for the discovery, development, and commercialization of an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) therapy for a rare, severe CKD with significant unmet medical need (view press release). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items.

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Matthew Maryniak

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D&D Pharmatech Announces Positive Ph1 DD01 NAFLD Topline Results; FDA Clears NeuroBo’s IND for Ph2a DA-1241 NASH Trial; Pfizer Q1 ’23 Earnings

Three cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: D&D Pharmatech announced positive topline results from its Ph1 SAD/MAD trial of DD01, a long-lasting dual GLP-1/glucagon receptor agonist, in overweight/obese patients with T2DM and NAFLD (view press release; CT.gov record); NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals announced FDA has cleared its IND application for DA-1241, a novel G-protein-coupled receptor 119 (GPR119) agonist (view press release); and Pfizer hosted its Q1 ’23 earnings call (view press release; slides) and provided a few GLP-1RA comments during Q&A. Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items. 

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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Resmetirom Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation; Tiziana Initiates Foralumab T1DM Program; Teladoc Expands Provider-Based Care; J&J Q1 ’23 Earnings

Four cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Madrigal announced resmetirom received Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) from FDA for the treatment of NASH with liver fibrosis (view press release); Tiziana Life Sciences announced it is initiating a program to develop intranasal foralumab for the treatment or prevention of T1DM (view press release); Teladoc Health announced the expansion of its Provider-Based Care for weight management and prediabetes programs (view press release); and Johnson & Johnson hosted its Q1 ’23 earnings call (press release; slides). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights into the respective news items. 

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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NeuroBo Submits NASH IND; New Akebia Vadadustat Data; Arrowhead Earns $30M Milestone Payment from GSK

Three cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: NeuroBo Pharmaceuticals announced it has submitted an IND to FDA for a Ph2a trial of DA-1241, a novel G-protein-coupled receptor (GPR119) agonist in development for the treatment of NASH (view press release); Akebia Therapeutics announced positive topline results from the Ph3 FO2CUS trial (view CT.gov record) evaluating vadadustat in hemodialysis patients who were converted from Mircera to three times weekly oral vadadustat for the maintenance treatment of anemia due to CKD (view press release); and Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals announced that it earned a $30M milestone payment from GSK following the start of GSK’s Ph2b trial of GSK4532990 (formerly called ARO-HSD) in patients with NASH (view press release; previous FENIX insight). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insight from the respective news items.

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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Biocon CY Q4 ’22 Earnings; Arrowhead Regains Rights to NASH Asset; Zydus Receives Tentative Approval for Generic Invokana

Three cardiometabolic-related news items have been observed: Biocon hosted its FY Q3 ’23 (CY Q4 ’22) earnings call (view press release) and disclosed plans to develop a generic tirzepatide; Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals announced it has regained rights to ARO-PNPLA3, formerly JNJ-75220795, which was being developed in collaboration with Janssen for the treatment of NASH (view press release); and FDA granted tentative approval for Zydus Pharmaceutical’s generic canagliflozin (Invokana; view Drugs@FDA). Below, FENIX provides highlights and insights from the respective news items, including brief thoughts on the potential timing of Biocon’s generic tirzepatide.

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Matthew Maryniak

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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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