All Over For AZ's Fasenra In COPD With Second Trial Fail
It is curtains for AstraZeneca's asthma therapy Fasenra as a COPD treatment after the failure of the TERRANOVA trial, which could be good news for GSK's fellow interleukin-5 drug Nucala, despite the latter's own mixed Phase III data.
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AstraZeneca's R&D leader admits mistakes in earlier failed Phase III trials. A new study will target the high eosinophil sub-group.
The company's severe asthma drug Fasenra has demonstrated its effectiveness in a Phase II trial for hypereosinophilic syndrome, a group of rare disorders which can cause progressive organ damage.
AstraZeneca's head of respiratory tells Scrip BORA Phase III data should reinforce and extend physician confidence in Fasenra as a long-term asthma biologic. The drug is also driving wider growth of biologics in asthma.