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Arthritis Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee

January 11, 2019

The committees will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 021-856, ULORIC (febuxostat) tablets, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, which includes the results from the postmarketing safety trial required by FDA to evaluate the cardiovascular safety of febuxostat, entitled “Cardiovascular Safety of Febuxostat and Allopurinol in Patients with Gout and Cardiovascular Morbidities (CARES).” Febuxostat is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor indicated for the chronic management of hyperuricemia in patients with gout. The committees’ discussion will include the results from the CARES trial, the benefit risk assessment of febuxostat, and potential regulatory actions.

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January 11, 2019
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