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Verrica Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter from the FDA for its New Drug Application for VP-102 for the Treatment of Molluscum Contagiosum
– Complete Response Letter Requests Additional Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) and Human Factors Information –
– No Clinical Safety or Efficacy Issues Identified –
– Conference Call and Webcast Today at
According to the CRL, the FDA is seeking additional information regarding certain aspects of the CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) process for the drug/device combination, as well as Human Factors validation. Importantly, the FDA did not identify any clinical deficiencies. The Company plans to request a Type A meeting to discuss the issues that were described in the CRL and other matters pertaining to the steps required for the resubmission of the NDA for VP-102.
“We are confident that we can work closely with the FDA to fully address the issues raised in the letter and we continue to believe VP-102 remains viable for FDA approval,” said
Verrica believes that the positive results from its two double-blind Phase 3 trials (CAMP-1 and CAMP-2), which evaluated VP-102 compared to placebo in patients two years of age and older diagnosed with molluscum, have demonstrated favorable safety, efficacy and tolerability. Specific results from the CAMP-1 and CAMP-2 studies showed that 46 and 54 percent, respectively, of subjects treated with VP-102 achieved complete clearance of all baseline and new molluscum lesions at the end of the trials (Day 84), versus 18 and 13 percent, respectively, of subjects in the vehicle groups (p<0.0001). There were no serious adverse events reported in VP-102-treated subjects, and most adverse events reported in subjects receiving VP-102 were local skin reactions and mild to moderate in severity.
The Company believes its existing cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities, which totaled approximately
Conference Call and Webcast
Verrica will host a conference call and webcast today, July 14, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference call can be accessed by dialing (866) 688-9534 for domestic callers or (409) 216-0837 for international callers. Please provide the operator with the conference ID 9937817 to join the conference call. The conference call will be available via webcast under the Investor Relations section of Verrica's website at www.verrica.com. An archive of today's teleconference and webcast will be available on Verrica's website for 60 days following the call.
About Verrica Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Verrica is a dermatology therapeutics company developing medications for viral skin diseases requiring medical interventions. The Company’s late-stage product candidate, VP-102, is a potential first-in-class topical therapy for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum. Verrica submitted an NDA for VP-102 for the treatment of molluscum in
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