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ESBRIET – Pirfenidone 267 mg hard cap – Roche
  • 48% relative risk reduction in mortality at 1 year with Esbriet vs placebo.(1-3)
  • Extend life expectancy by 3 years in a lifetime disease model compared to best supportive care.(4)
  • The only approved IPF treatment without a special warning or precaution in patients at higher CV risk or with known risk for bleeding.(1)
References:
  1. Esbriet Pack insert for Malaysia (MyEsbriet1016_CDS7.0).
  2. Integrated Summary of Efficacy 2014. Data on file.
  3. King Te et al. N Engl J Med 2014; 370: 2083-2092.
  4. Nathan et al. Thorax 2016; (5): 429-35.
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Most Read Articles
Pearl Toh, 5 days ago
Mepolizumab added on to standard of care for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma better improves health-related quality of life (HRQOL), along with improved asthma symptoms and lung function compared with placebo, according to the MUSCA* study.
Pearl Toh, 4 days ago
Treatment with abiraterone acetate and prednisone for metastatic prostate cancer (mPC) in patients who responded poorly to initial androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) showed encouraging results with favourable overall survival (OS) to historical controls, although the prespecified criteria for a positive result was not met , according to the S1014* trial.
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Blood pressure (BP) ≥140/90 mm Hg appears to increase the risk of maternal complications and adverse foetal outcomes, irrespective of the number of medications used, a study suggests. However, the greatest risk is observed among pregnant women taking multiple agents and whose BP levels are within the aforementioned range.
5 days ago
Relapse after randomization is more likely to occur in patients with severe baseline hallucinations, reports a new study. In addition, the presence of baseline hallucinations is associated with a greater risk of relapse after discontinuation of risperidone vs continued risperidone treatment.