Synergy Pharma preps step 2 for Trulance as positive PhIII IBS-C data squares off against Ironwood and Ardelyx
Hot on the heels for an approval of Trulance (plecanatide) for chronic idiopathic constipation, Synergy Pharma $SGYP is back with positive Phase III data on irritable bowel syndrome, which will quickly trigger some comparisons with a well-established drug in the market as well as a late-stage drug coming up close behind.
Investigators say that Trulance scored the primary endpoint in two large studies involving 2,100 patients with IBS involving constipation. Overall responders — those patients who achieved a significant reduction in the worst abdominal pain along with a significant increase in bowel movements over 6 of 12 weeks — in both dose groups outpaced the placebo arm.
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