FDA rejects schizophrenia drug from Teva

The US health authority has given its thumbs-down for a schizophrenia drug candidate developed by Teva in a collaboration with French biotech firm Medincell.

Danish national Kåre Schultz is chief executive of Teva, which has just received the FDA's thumbs-down for its candidate drug against schizophrenia | Photo: Amir Cohen/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A potentially new treatment for schizophrenia has been sent back to the development phase, the pharmaceutical firm behind the drug, Teva, has announced in a press release on Tuesday.

Teva says it has received a so-called complete response letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which has therefore finished assessing the company’s marketing approval application and the drug’s efficacy data.

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