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Janssen Research INVOKANA FDA Advisory Committee

01/10/2013 - 08:00

FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of Canagliflozin for Treatment of Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

RARITAN, NJ, January 10, 2013 – Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) announced today that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 10 – 5 to recommend approval for canagliflozin, proposed trade name INVOKANA™, to treat type 2 diabetes in adult patients based on the efficacy and safety results from its comprehensive clinical development program.
Source: press release, 1/10/13.


January 10, 2013: Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement

The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 204042, canagliflozin tablets, proposed trade name INVOKANA, submitted by Janssen Research and Development, LLC. Canagliflozin is a member of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors, and was developed as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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