FDA Accepts sNDA for Incyte's Opzelura for Vitiligo

December 15, 2021
Additional Data from Incytes Phase 3 Studies of Topical Ruxolitinib image

FDA has accepted for Priority Review the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for ruxolitinib cream 1.5% (Opzelura™) a topical JAK inhibitor from Incyte, as a potential treatment for adolescents and adults with vitiligo.

The sNDA is supported by data from the Phase 3 TRuE-V clinical trial program evaluating the safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib cream in more than 600 people with non-segmental vitiligo, age 12 and older. Results from the Phase 3 program were recently presented at the 30th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) congress during a late-breaking research session. The data showed that at Week 24, 29.9% of patients applying ruxolitinib cream achieved ≥75% improvement from baseline in the facial Vitiligo Area Scoring Index (F-VASI75), the primary endpoint.

The Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) target action date is April 18, 2022.

“Vitiligo is a chronic autoimmune disease that can have a profound impact on people’s lives,” says Jim Lee, MD, PhD, Group Vice President, Inflammation & Autoimmunity, Incyte. “Currently, there are no FDA-approved drug therapies for repigmentation in people with vitiligo. The FDA’s acceptance of our sNDA for ruxolitinib cream brings us one step closer to offering patients with vitiligo an additional treatment option.”

In September 2021, Opzelura  cream was approved by the FDA for the topical short-term and non-continuous chronic treatment of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis (AD) in non-immunocompromised patients 12 years of age and older whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies, or when those therapies are not advisable. Use of Opzelura in combination with therapeutic biologics, other JAK inhibitors or potent immunosuppressants such as azathioprine or cyclosporine is not recommended.

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