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Major Depressive Disorder: Developing Drugs for Treatment June 2018


Not for implementation. Contains non-binding recommendations.

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Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of drugs for the monotherapeutic, combination, and adjunctive treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). Specifically, this guidance addresses the FDA’s current thinking regarding the overall development program and clinical trial designs for antidepressant drug products. This draft guidance is intended to serve as a focus for continued discussions among the Division of Psychiatry Products (the Division), pharmaceutical sponsors, the academic community, and the public.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2018-D-1919.

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