Gout Pipeline Looks Past Uloric To Resistant Patients, Acute Flares
This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly
Takeda’s Uloric (febuxostat) ended a forty-year drought for new gout treatments when FDA approved the oral drug for chronic disease on Feb. 13, but a pipeline stocked with new drugs holds the promise of a shorter wait for the next gout therapy.
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PHILADEPHIA – Though Takeda's gout therapy Uloric (febuxostat) has broken a 40-year dry spell in the market, physicians and researchers are hoping more drugs will be approved that can reduce serum uric acid well below the standard 6 mg/dL benchmark. Safety, though, could be a hang-up.