Theravance Dumps JAK Inhibitor Program, Focuses On Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension
Ampreloxetine failed in a Phase III trial in 2021, but the company will start a registrational trial by the end of Q1 for the drug in the multiple system atrophy population, where it has shown efficacy.
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The Phase III failure of ampreloxetine in nOH followed disappointing Phase IIb data for izencitinib in ulcerative colitis in August. Theravance narrows focus to respiratory disease, including label expansions for Yupelri.
Top-line results from a Phase IIb study of Theravance’s potential gut-selective JAK inhibitor izencitinib have not matched expectations, and results from a similar early-stage study in Crohn’s disease with the Janssen-partnered candidate are now awaited at the end of the year or in early 2022.