The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for Priority Review the Regeneron/Sanofi-studied supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for Dupixent (dupilumab) in adolescent patients 12 to 17 years of age with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, whose disease was inadequately controlled with topical therapies or for whom topical treatment was medically inadvisable.
As the two companies noted, the FDA hasn’t so far approved any systemic biologic medicines to treat adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis. The FDA will have its decision on March 11, 2019.
Dupixent is currently approved in the U.S. as a treatment for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis whose disease is not adequately controlled with topical prescription therapies or when those therapies are not advisable; and as add-on maintenance treatment for patients 12 years and older with moderate-to-severe asthma with an eosinophilic phenotype or with oral corticosteroid-dependent asthma. In 2016, the FDA granted Breakthrough Therapy designation for Dupixent for the treatment of moderate-to-severe (adolescents 12 to 17 years of age) and severe (children 6 months to 11 years of age) atopic dermatitis not well controlled on topical prescription medications.’