Sanofi, Regeneron unveil 'blow-out' smoker's lung drug data

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(VOVWORLD) - Sanofi's asthma drug Dupixent met all targets in a trial to treat "smoker's lung", potentially adding billions to the French drugmaker's growth prospects, but also underscoring a heavy reliance on its bestseller. 

Sanofi, Regeneron unveil 'blow-out' smoker's lung drug data - ảnh 1 (Photo: Reuters)

In a late stage trial Dupixent, jointly developed with Regeneron led to a 30% reduction in moderate or severe acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a potentially deadly disease marked by progressive lung function decline. 

Sanofi and Regeneron said in a statement on Thursday a Phase III trial involving 939 current or former smokers also showed improvements in lung function, quality of life and COPD respiratory symptoms.