Iron­wood, Al­ler­gan add a slate of PhI­I­Ib da­ta to its Linzess pitch for physi­cians, pa­tients

With the dust set­tled on an R&D spin­out, the ful­ly com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions at Iron­wood have come up with some late-stage da­ta to up its Linzess mar­ket­ing game.

Iron­wood, along with part­ner Al­ler­gan, set out to col­lect ev­i­dence that their drug can im­prove the over­all ab­dom­i­nal symp­toms of ir­ri­ta­ble bow­el syn­drome with con­sti­pa­tion (IBS-C), not just con­sti­pa­tion. And the com­pa­nies say that’s what they found in the Phase II­Ib: Pa­tients tak­ing Linzess for 12 weeks saw a 29.7% mean de­crease from base­line in a week­ly score that mea­sured bloat­ing, pain and dis­com­fort, com­pared to 18.3% for place­bo (p<0.0001).

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