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Intercept files new drug application with FDA for obeticholic acid

June 30, 2015

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for obeticholic acid to be used in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid to treat primary biliary cirrhosis, according to a press release.

Obeticholic acid (OCA) will be intended for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in combination with ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) in adults who did not respond to previous UDCA therapy or as monotherapy in adults unable to tolerate UDCA, according to the release.

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