Agenda:The committee will discuss the safety and efficacy of a new drug application (NDA) 200677, pasireotide injection (proposed trade name SIGNIFOR) for subcutaneous administration, submitted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Pasireotide is an analog (a chemical compound that resembles another compound in structure) of somatostatin. The proposed indication (use) for pasireotide injection is the treatment of patients with Cushing's disease who require medical intervention (Cushing's disease is a rare medical condition of excessive cortisol secretion that is secondary to a tumor located in the pituitary gland).
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