More Growth Ahead For Farxiga From First-In-Class Kidney Disease Approval
Closing Down Jardiance’s Lead
AstraZeneca’s SGLT2 inhibitor produced 50% growth in Q1, and its new chronic kidney disease approval will give it an edge over Lilly and Boehringer’s Jardiance.
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AstraZeneca's SGLT2 inhibitor Farxiga could soon get approval as an option for all heart failure patients following the success of the large Phase III DELIVER trial in people with preserved ejection fraction.
Carinne Brouillon, head of the German major’s human pharma business unit, tells Scrip that Jardiance’s leadership in interconnected cardio-metabolic-renal diseases has been demonstrated and the product is set to keep rising as new indications come onboard.
Jardiance, the best-selling SGLT2
inhibitor, has AstraZeneca’s same-class rival Farxiga firmly in its sights in renal disease after showing such a level of efficacy that the 6,600-patient EMPA-KIDNEY study has been halted.