TITLE

Sanofi-Aventis: safety concerns delay US approval for obesity drug

PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
PharmaWatch: Monthly Review;Aug2007, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Market Research Report
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the failure of an advisory panel of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to endorse rimonabant under development by Sanofi-Aventis SA because of concerns over its safety profile. Depression and other psychiatric side effects have remained the biggest concern in studies with rimonabant. In this connection, Sanofi-Aventis will have to submit additional clinical trial to prove the safety of the agent.
ACCESSION #
26059163

 

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