FDA grants fast track designation to dapagliflozin for worsening heart failure

The FDA has granted fast track designation to the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin for reducing the risk for cardiovascular death or worsening heart failure among adults with heart failure with reduced or preserved ejection fraction, according to a press release from AstraZeneca.
The FDA’s decision marks the second fast track designation for the diabetes drug in 4 weeks. In August, the agency granted fast track designation to dapagliflozin (Farxiga) for treatment of patients with or without diabetes who have chronic kidney disease to delay progression of renal failure and to prevent CV and

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