FDA Approves Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANAC)’ KERYDIN™ (Tavaborole) Topical Solution, 5% For The Treatment Of Onychomycosis Of The Toenails
7/8/2014 6:37:59 AM
PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application for KERYDIN™ (tavaborole) topical solution, 5%, the first oxaborole antifungal approved for the topical treatment of onychomycosis of the toenails. Onychomycosis is a fungal infection of the nail and nail bed that affects approximately 35 million people in the United States, according to Podiatry Today.
“We are pleased to announce the FDA approval of KERYDIN, which provides an important new topical treatment option for the millions of people in the United States who are infected with onychomycosis of the toenails,” said Paul Berns, Chief Executive Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals. “We expect to launch KERYDIN in the U.S., either alone or with a partner, as early as the end of this quarter.”
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