SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RIGL), reported that due to an error by the external host of its investor relations website, inaccurate information was displayed regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) review of the New Drug Application (NDA) for fostamatinib for the treatment of adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). The website has been corrected. The FDA is continuing its review of the NDA and the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date is April 17, 2018.
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biotechnology company dedicated to discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. Rigel's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company's current programs include clinical studies of fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, in a number of indications. Rigel has an NDA under review with the FDA for fostamatinib in patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). In addition, Rigel has product candidates in development with partners BerGenBio AS, Daiichi Sankyo and Aclaris Therapeutics.
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