Ionis says it gathered promising PhIII data for a top rare disease drug, but serious safety questions remain
Ionis Pharmaceuticals $IONS says that its Phase III study of inotersen (IONIS-TTRRx) hit both primary endpoints in patients with rare cases of familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). But investigators also spelled out just how dangerous this drug can be, clouding its future with regulators.
The FDA once put this drug on hold, causing GlaxoSmithKline to edge away from their collaboration on the drug. But GSK still has an option to grab marketing rights on the therapy, as Ionis pushes ahead with plans to file for an approval.
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