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AstraZeneca Announces Top-line Phase III Results from Naloxegol Pivotal Trials In Patients With Opioid-Induced Constipation
Date:11/12/2012

AEs and SAEs was lower than in KODIAC-04 and -05. Among non serious adverse events, arthralgia was the most common and was reported only in patients in the naloxegol 25 mg arm.  All other common AEs were distributed similarly across the three treatment arms. In KODIAC-04 and -05 for either naloxegol dose, compared to placebo, there were no significant differences in change from baseline in mean daily pain scores or mean total daily opioid dose. A full assessment of the safety and tolerability findings of all three studies is ongoing.

Naloxegol is part of the exclusive worldwide license agreement announced on 21 September 2009 between AstraZeneca and Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR).

"Opioid-induced constipation is a burdensome condition which is often overlooked, inadequately managed and can negatively impact a patient's quality of life," said Martin Mackay, President of Research and Development, AstraZeneca. "The top-line results of the pivotal KODIAC studies provide important new information on the safety and efficacy of naloxegol as a potential treatment for opioid-induced constipation and we are looking forward to advancing this programme."

The core Phase III KODIAC programme for naloxegol is comprised of four clinical trials which are designed to investigate the safety and efficacy of naloxegol for the treatment of OIC in patients with non-cancer related pain. The full data from these trials will be submitted for presentation at future medical meetings.

The three trials reporting top-line results today include KODIAC-04, -05, and -07. KODIAC-04 and -05 are replicate pivotal 12-week efficacy and safety trials, while KODIAC-07 is a 12-week safety extension of KODIAC-04. After initial locking of the database for KODIAC-05, data associated with one patient that was previously assessed as non-retrievable was found to be retrievable. These data were added to the database and the database was again locked and underwent a final analy
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