Akebia Submits NDA to the FDA for Vadadustat for the Treatment of Anemia Due to Chronic Kidney Disease


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We are a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Our team works to address complications of kidney disease. We have both a commercially available medicine and a late stage oral hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor (HIF-PHI), vadadustat, in global Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of anemia due to CKD. Vadadustat and other HIF-PHIs are based on Nobel Prize-winning science.

Vadadustat is an investigational drug that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any regulatory authority for use outside of Japan. Within Japan, Vadadustat, which completed its global Phase 3 program for the treatment of anemia due to CKD in both dialysis-dependent and non-dialysis dependent adult patients, and will be marketed by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation in Japan under the trade name VAFSEO™.

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Nearly 37 million Americans

are currently affected by chronic kidney disease.

Chronic kidney disease is a serious and life-altering illness that is persistent, progressive, and irreversible.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Kidney Disease in the United States, 2019. Available at: Accessed: September 3, 2019.


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