The FDA has lifted its clinical hold on trials exploring pacritinib, according to CTI BioPharma, the developer of the JAK2/FLT3 inhibitor.
In the United States, CTI BioPharma and Baxalta are jointly developing pacritinib, following a license agreement in November 2013. Outside of the United States, Baxter has exclusive rights for pacritinib. At this point, the future remains unclear for the medication.
Mesa RA, Egyed M, Szoke A, et al. Results of the PERSIST-1 phase III study of pacritinib (PAC) versus best available therapy (BAT) in primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia vera myelofibrosis (PPV-MF), or post-essential thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis (PET-MF). Presented at: 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting; May 29-June 2, 2015; Chicago, IL. Abstract LBA7006.
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