AstraZeneca and Abbott are ceasing development of the FDA-filed mixed lipidemia therapy candidate Certriad™. The drug is a combination of AstraZeneca’s Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) and Abbott’s Trilipix (fenofibric acid).
The firms had filed an NDA with FDA for Certriad in June 2009. In March received a complete response letter (CRL) from the agency.
They say the joint decision to drop the drug follows a careful review of the CRL and the resulting regulatory delay, which led them to conclude that development of Certriad is no longer commercially viable.