Ironwood Pulls Plug On Struggling Gout Drug Zurampic
Due to poor sales, the drug, which AstraZeneca picked up through its $1.26bn acquisition of Ardea, is now being terminated in the US. Ironwood, already in the process of splitting up, is going to focus on its core gastrointestinal franchise.
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Move will spin out sGC assets into solo listed group while smaller Ironwood will focus on GI diseases and abdominal pain.
Pricing for Duzallo, a fixed-dose combination of Zurampic (lesinurad) with generic allopurinol, will likely be on par with Zurampic's solo price tag of $371 per month to smooth the way with payers.