AstraZeneca’s PhIII bid on asthma drug tralokinumab flops, and that’s no surprise
Maybe the best way to look at AstraZeneca R&D now is by dividing the research group into two big buckets: cancer and everything else. That “everything else” group was just hit with a widely expected Phase III failure that the drug giant can ill afford as it struggles to make a convincing case for a desperately needed turnaround.
This time the late-stage failure belongs, once again, to its IL-13 asthma drug tralokinumab. In its first of two Phase III studies, the drug failed to significantly reduce annual exacerbation rates. There is a second Phase III underway that AstraZeneca believes could hold the key to ultimate success, saying that they will combine data from the two in determining its future.
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