Qutenza: Withdrawal of the application to change the marketing authorisation



On 14 March 2012, Astellas Pharma Europe B.V. officially notified the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) that it wishes to withdraw its application for a change to the marketing authorisation for Qutenza, which would have extended its use to patients with diabetes who have peripheral neuropathic pain not caused by their diabetes.

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    Questions and answers on withdrawal of the application for a change to the marketing authorisation for Qutenza (capsaicin) (PDF/64.06 KB)

    First published: 16/04/2012
    Last updated: 16/04/2012

  • Key facts

    Product number
    Date of issue of market authorisation valid throughout the European Union (if applicable)
    International non-proprietary name (INN) or common name
    • capsaicin
    Active substance
    • capsaicin
    Date of withdrawal
    Company making the application
    Grunenthal GmbH
    Withdrawal type

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    Related information on withdrawals

    The question-and-answer (Q&A) document provides a summary of the CHMP's evaluation of the application at the time of the withdrawal, and includes a link to the company's formal withdrawal letter.

    An assessment report is published when the application is withdrawn after the first stage of the CHMP's evaluation is completed ('day 90').

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