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Takeda, Lundbeck seek FDA nod for depression drug


OSAKA, Japan — Drug makers Takeda Pharmaceutical and H. Lundbeck have applied with the Food and Drug Administration for a new drug to treat depression in adults.

Japan-based Takeda and Denmark-based Lundbeck announced the submission of a new drug application for Lu AA21004 (vortioxetine) for major depressive disorder.

"The prevalence and complexity of major depressive disorder remains a growing concern for physicians and those living with the condition," Takeda Global Research & Development Center president Azmi Nabulsi said. "This NDA submission is a critical milestone for Takeda and our partner, Lundbeck, demonstrating our commitment to those living with and treating this condition."

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