SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zogenix, Inc. (ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing therapies for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced the recent receipt of a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for additional information related to the Company's proposed Phase 3 program for ZX008 prior to the FDA declaring Zogenix's Investigational New Drug Application (IND) effective. Zogenix has responded with the requested information required to initiate the clinical program. ZX008 previously received orphan drug designation from the FDA, and is expected to enter Phase 3 clinical studies during the fourth quarter of 2015 for the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy that begins in infancy.
The FDA's specific information requests are related to normative ranges for echocardiograms being conducted during the course of the pediatric Phase 3 program, and an amended Phase 3 study protocol to reflect a required follow-up echocardiogram 3 to 6 months after patients discontinue treatment with ZX008.
"We are confident that we have adequately addressed the FDA's information requests and look forward to receiving their response shortly," said Stephen Farr, Ph.D., President and CEO of Zogenix. "Importantly, our expected ZX008 clinical development timeline remains unchanged, including the expectation that the Phase 3 program will begin in the fourth quarter of 2015. We will provide further regulatory updates as appropriate."
Zogenix, Inc. (ZGNX) is a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing CNS therapies that address specific clinical needs for people living with orphan and other CNS disorders who need innovative treatment alternatives to help them return to normal daily functioning.
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