Jazz Receives New PDUFA Goal Date for Solriamfetol for EDS Associated with Narcolepsy or OSA

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review period for its new drug application (NDA) for solriamfetol as a treatment to improve wakefulness and reduce excessive daytime sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The updated Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date is now March 20, 2019.

The FDA determined that an NDA submission made by Jazz during the course of discussions regarding draft labeling for solriamfetol constitutes a major amendment to the NDA, resulting in a three-month extension of the PDUFA goal date to provide time for a full review of the submission.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with the FDA to complete the review process as soon as possible,” said Jed Black, M.D., senior vice president, Sleep and CNS Medicine at Jazz Pharmaceuticals and adjunct professor, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine. “We are committed to addressing unmet needs in sleep medicine and look forward to offering solriamfetol as a meaningful treatment option for patients living with excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy or OSA.”

Jazz Pharmaceuticals held a brief investor conference call and live audio webcast on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. EST (1:30 p.m. GMT) to discuss the PDUFA goal date extension and a business update.

A replay of the conference call will be available through December 28, 2018 by dialing +1 855 859 2056 in the U.S., or +1 404 537 3406 outside the U.S., and entering passcode 6766127. An archived version of the webcast will be available for at least one week in the Investors section of the company’s website at www.jazzpharmaceuticals.com.

About Solriamfetol 
Solriamfetol is a selective dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (DNRI) in development for treatment of excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy, OSA, and Parkinson’s disease. In 2014, Jazz Pharmaceuticals acquired a license to develop and commercialize solriamfetol from Aerial Biopharma. Jazz Pharmaceuticals has worldwide development, manufacturing, and commercialization rights to solriamfetol, excluding certain jurisdictions in Asia. SK Biopharmaceuticals, the discoverer of the compound (also known as SKL-N05), maintains rights in 12 Asian markets, including Korea, China and Japan. Solriamfetol has orphan drug designation in the United States for narcolepsy.   

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