After Jardiance Heart Failure Successes, BI And Lilly Focus On Kidney
Phase III Stopped Early
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.
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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.
The SGLT2 inhibitor has better efficacy and clearer labeling than Novartis’s Entresto in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, but AstraZeneca’s Farxiga is expected to produce Phase III data by June.