What’s Going on the Morning of Thursday, August 18, 2016?
Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) announced the receipt of a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the FDA regarding its Biologics License Application (BLA) for AndexXa™ (andexanet alfa). An FDA-designated Breakthrough Therapy, AndexXa is in development for patients treated with a direct (apixaban, rivaroxaban, or edoxaban) or indirect (enoxaparin) Factor Xa inhibitor when reversal of anticoagulation is needed due to life-threatening or uncontrolled bleeding. Currently, there is no FDA-approved antidote for Factor Xa inhibitors.
In the CRL for AndexXa, the FDA requested . . .