AstraZeneca and Amgen’s experimental drug tezepelumab reduced asthma attacks in patients with severe and uncontrolled forms of the respiratory condition in a large study, showing promise for wider use against different triggers.
Much of the attention on Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca has been on their Covid-19 vaccine efforts, and here is a look at what else is going on with these companies.
AstraZeneca and Amgen said their experimental asthma drug tezepelumab failed to meet the main goal of reducing patients’ dependence on steroids, while keeping the respiratory condition in check in a late-stage trial.
Amgen and AstraZeneca announced that their Phase III NAVIGATOR trial of the potential first-in-class human monoclonal antibody tezepelumab hit the primary endpoint in severe asthma.
In a Phase III study, the biologic Dupixent met primary and all key secondary endpoints in children ages 6 to 11 who have uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma.
AstraZeneca Plc said the company’s asthma treatment Fasenra for a chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal passage linings, or sinuses, met main goals in a late-stage study.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new indication for GlaxoSmithKline plc and Innoviva Inc.’s Trelegy Ellipta (fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol ‘FF/UMEC/VI’) for the treatment of asthma in patients aged 18 years and older adding to the product’s current license for use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Sanofi and Regeneron said results from a Phase III open-label extension trial showed that the safety and efficacy profile observed in previous Dupixent trials were maintained for up to three years in adults and adolescents with moderate-to-severe asthma.
A look at upcoming PDUFA dates for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including Viela Bio’s inebilizumab for NMOSD.
Swiss pharma giant Novartis is writing off the company’s program to develop a generic copy of GlaxoSmithKline’s blockbuster inhaler Advair.