Merck: Phase 3 Study of Antibacterial Recarbrio Meets Key Endpoints

Date : 09/30/2019 @ 11:39AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Merck and Co Inc (MRK)
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Merck: Phase 3 Study of Antibacterial Recarbrio Meets Key Endpoints

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By Colin Kellaher

 

Merck & Co. (MRK) on Monday said a pivotal phase 3 study of its antibacterial product Recarbrio met its main endpoints in adults with hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.

The Kenilworth, N.J., drug maker said Recarbrio met the primary endpoint of statistical non-inferiority compared to piperacillin/tazobactam in day 28 all-cause mortality and the secondary endpoint of clinical response at early follow up in the modified intent-to-treat population.

Merck said it plans to present the full data from the trial at a scientific congress next year.

 

Write to Colin Kellaher at colin.kellaher@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

September 30, 2019 07:24 ET (11:24 GMT)

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