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FDA nod for Janssen schizophrenia treatment Invega Hafyera

FDA nod for Janssen schizophrenia treatment Invega Hafyera

The phase 3 study results showed that 92% of patients were relapse-free after 12 months

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved long-acting atypical antipsychotic Invega Hafyera (6-month paliperidone palmitate) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.

The FDA approval of the Janssen drug is based on phase 3 study results, which showed the non-inferiority of Invega Hafyera compared to Invega Trinza. Results found that 92.5%% of patients treated with Invega Hafyera and 95% treated with Invega Trinza were relapse-free at 12 months.

Invega Hafyera is a twice-yearly injectable and therefore offers patients fewer doses per year than other schizophrenia medicines.

FDA nod for Janssen schizophrenia treatment Invega Hafyera – PMLiVE

http://www.pmlive.com/pharma_news/fda_nod_for_janssen_schizophrenia_treatment_invega_hafyera_1376138

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