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Amgen's Denosumab Meets All Endpoints in Long Awaited Trial

By Jennifer Boggs

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The news, released after the market close Friday, gave a big boost to Amgen investors, who have been looking anxiously at the RANK ligand inhibitor to help the company gain back ground lost by its safety-plagued ESA franchise. Top-line data from the FREEDOM (Fracture REduction Evaluation of Denosumab in Osteoporosis Every Six Months) trial showed that denosumab, given as a subcutaneous injection, resulted in a statistically significant reduction in the incidence of new vertebral fractures compared to placebo, the primary endpoint. (BioWorld Today)

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