Fennec Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the resubmission of its New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for PEDMARK™ (a unique formulation of sodium thiosulfate) for the prevention of ototoxicity induced by cisplatin chemotherapy in patients one month to < 18 years of age with localized, non-metastatic, solid tumors.
The resubmission for PEDMARK follows receipt of final minutes from a Type A meeting with the FDA. Importantly, the Complete Response Letter (CRL) received on August 10, 2020 referred to deficiencies with the facility of the drug product manufacturer; no clinical safety or efficacy issues were identified and there was no requirement for further clinical data.
“We are pleased to have resubmitted the NDA for PEDMARK™ and look forward to working with the FDA through the review process,” said Rosty Raykov, Chief Executive Officer of Fennec Pharmaceuticals, Inc. “We remain committed to reducing the risk of life-long hearing loss for children receiving cisplatin chemotherapy. If approved, PEDMARK stands to be the first FDA approved therapy to reduce the risk of cisplatin induced ototoxicity in pediatric patients.”