AbbVie axes late-stage study of atrasentan

|About: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)|By:, SA News Editor

Citing the lack of enough events to validate the primary endpoint, AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) stops the Phase 3 SONAR study assessing atrasentan in patients type 2 diabetes and stage 2 - 4 chronic kidney disease.

Atrasentan (ABT-627) is an endothelin A antagonist. Endothelins are peptides that constrict blood vessels and raise blood pressure.

Previously: AbbVie (ABBV -1%) says it's initiated a Phase 3 clinical study of diabetic nephropathy with... (May 20, 2013)

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