Takeda fails to gain FDA approval of diabetes drug alogliptin

04/25/2012 | MedCityNews.com

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Takeda Pharmaceutical for diabetes drug alogliptin as stand-alone treatment and in combination with Actos, another therapy by the drugmaker. Takeda, which licensed alogliptin from Furiex Pharmaceuticals, "will immediately request a meeting with the FDA to determine the appropriate next steps and [is] committed to addressing outstanding issues," said Thomas Harris, vice president of regulatory affairs at Takeda Global Research & Development Center.

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