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Forest Laboratories, Inc. (FRX) Files Schizophrenia Drug With FDA


11/28/2012 10:38:36 AM

NEW YORK & BUDAPEST, Hungary--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forest Laboratories, Inc., (NYSE: FRX) and Gedeon Richter Plc. announced that Forest has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cariprazine, a potent dopamine D3/D2 receptor partial agonist with preferential binding to D3 receptors. Cariprazine was discovered by Gedeon Richter Plc and is licensed to Forest Laboratories Inc., in the U.S. and Canada. The application for the treatment of schizophrenia includes results from three positive trials in over 1700 patients, two fixed dose studies with active controls and one fixed-flexible placebo-controlled dose study using the change from baseline in Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score as primary efficacy endpoint. The application for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder includes results from three positive placebo-controlled trials in over 1000 patients, two flexible dose studies and one fixed-flexible dose study using the change from baseline in the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) total score as primary efficacy endpoint.

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