GSK chases Trelegy asthma nod with mixed phase 3 results

| May 3, 2019

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With generics attacking Advair, GlaxoSmithKline has talked up prospects for 3-in-1 respiratory med Trelegy. Now, the company has data in hand that could help it move into the asthma arena—though it's not all positive. Thursday, GSK released phase 3 trial data showing Trelegy had topped Breo Ellipta, known as Relvar in Europe, at improving lung function after 24 weeks in patients with uncontrollable asthma. But Trelegy did not hit the study's secondary endpoint, failing to show significant benefits over Breo when it came to reducing the incidence of episodes where symptoms suddenly worsen.

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