Full Data For Intercept's Liver Disease Drug Show Rivals Where To Differentiate
Full Phase III data for Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s recently approved rare liver disease drug, Ocaliva, have highlighted potential treatment gaps for upcoming pipeline drugs, including candidates from Gilead Sciences Inc., Novartis AG, Shire Pharmaceuticals plc and GlaxoSmithKline plc.
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The FXR agonist is the first new drug approved for primary biliary cholangitis in 19 years, but the lack of long-term outcomes data leaves a perceived opportunity for a host of mid-stage candidates also pursuing the indication. Intercept is conducting a Phase IV study to obtain such data with Ocaliva.