US FDA Panel Rejects Trelegy Ellipta COPD Mortality Claim; Worries Include Potential Overuse
Survival benefit seen in GlaxoSmithKline’s IMPACT study may be due to negative effects of abrupt withdrawal of inhaled corticosteroids for some patients instead of benefits of the triple-combination therapy itself, advisory committee members said.
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GSK wants labeling to reflect all-cause mortality results from the 10,355-patient IMPACT trial of the triple-combination therapy for COPD, but FDA questions whether the survival benefit was driven by the abrupt halt in inhaled corticosteroid treatment for some randomized subjects.
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