FDA accepts Avanir's IND application for AVP-923

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — Avanir Pharmaceuticals confirmed that the Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's investigational new drug application for an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Avanir said the FDA's acceptance of AVP-923, an investigational treatment of agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, marks the fourth IND for the AVP-923 program. The drug will be evaluated in a phase-2 clinical trial during third quarter 2012.

"With no approved treatments for agitation in patients with Alzheimer's disease, this remains an area of tremendous unmet medical need," Avanir SVP research and development Joao Siffert said. "We look forward to initiating our clinical research program later this year."

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