European Medicines Agency Accepts Fanaptum® (iloperidone) Marketing Authorization Application for the Treatment of Schizophrenia in Adults

Dec 22, 2015, 16:30 ET from Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) (NASDAQ: VNDA) today announced that its Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for oral Fanaptum® tablets has been accepted for evaluation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.

"The MAA validation demonstrates Vanda's commitment to offer another option to the healthcare community to treat a severe, disabling mental disorder," said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda's President and CEO. "This continues our efforts to expand the availability of iloperidone to people who we believe would benefit from this treatment option."

The MAA is primarily supported by data from two placebo- and active-controlled clinical trials and one long term randomized clinical trial. Fanaptum® was shown to be superior to placebo in controlling symptoms of schizophrenia.

Iloperidone is currently approved in the U.S. as Fanapt® for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Fanapt® is also approved and marketed in Israel and Mexico.

About Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.  Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. For more on Vanda, please visit

About Fanapt® Fanapt® is an atypical antipsychotic agent indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. In choosing among treatments, prescribers should consider the ability of Fanapt® to prolong the QT interval and the use of other drugs first. Prescribers should also consider the need to titrate Fanapt® slowly to avoid orthostatic hypotension, which may lead to delayed effectiveness compared to some other drugs that do not require similar titration.

IMPORTANT WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS: increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis; QT prolongation; neuroleptic malignant syndrome; tardive dyskinesia; hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus; weight gain; seizures; orthostatic hypotension and syncope; leukopenia, neutropenia and agranulocytosis; hyperprolactinemia; body temperature regulation; dysphagia; suicide; priapism; potential for cognitive and motor impairment.

COMMONLY OBSERVED ADVERSE REACTIONS of FANAPT® (>=5% and 2x placebo): dizziness, dry mouth, fatigue, nasal congestion, orthostatic hypotension, somnolence, tachycardia, and weight increased.

For full U.S. Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warnings and Important Safety Information, visit our Web site at

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS  Various statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" under the securities laws. Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties, including, without limitation, uncertainties and assumptions regarding the regulatory status of Fanaptum® in Europe. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Vanda's forward-looking statements are set forth in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which are on file with the SEC and available on the SEC's website at In addition to the risks described above and in Vanda's annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Vanda's results. There can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Vanda will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Vanda. Therefore, no assurance can be given that the outcomes stated in such forward-looking statements and estimates will be achieved.

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Corporate Contact:  Jim Kelly Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer  Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.   (202) 734-3428 

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