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Acasti Pharma reports topline results from phase III TRILOGY 2 study of CaPre in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia.

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Published:7th Sep 2020
Acasti Pharma Inc. focused on the research, development and commercialization of its prescription drug candidate CaPre (omega-3 phospholipid) for the treatment of severe hypertriglyceridemia (sHTG) (triglyceride blood levels from 500 mg/dL to 1500 mg/dL), announced top-line results for the Primary Endpoint (triglyceride reduction at 12 and 26 weeks) from its 278 patient Phase III TRILOGY 2 study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of CaPre in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia. The Company reported a 30.4% median reduction in triglyceride levels among all patients receiving CaPre, as compared to 30.5% in TRILOGY 1, and a 17.9% median reduction in triglyceride levels among patients receiving placebo at 12 weeks (the Primary Endpoint), as compared to 27.5% in TRILOGY 1. The unadjusted, placebo corrected triglyceride reduction of 12.4% achieved a “p” value of 0.19, which was not statistically significant, and therefore the TRILOGY 2 study did not meet its primary endpoint. As a result, the company will not file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the FDA for patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia, and does not plan to conduct additional clinical trials for CaPre. CaPre was well tolerated in TRILOGY 2, with a safety profile similar to placebo, and consistent with the Company’s previously conducted Phase II and III studies.
Condition: Hypertriglyceridemia
Type: drug

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