Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) Fails to Meet the Primary Endpoint in P-III COVACTA Study for Patients with COVID-19 Associated Pneumonia

 Roche’s Actemra/RoActemra (tocilizumab) Fails to Meet the Primary Endpoint in P-III COVACTA Study for Patients with COVID-19 Associated Pneumonia

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  • The P-III COVACTA study involves assessing of Actemra/RoActemra (IV) + SOC vs PBO + SOC in adult patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19 associated pneumonia. Patients will be followed for 60 days post-randomization
  • The study did not meet its 1EPs i.e. improvement in clinical status and 2EPs i.e. difference in patient mortality @4wks. (19.7% vs 19.4%); median time to discharge (20 vs 28days); rate of infection (38.3% vs 40.6%); rates of serious infections (21.0% vs 25.9%)
  • Actemra/RoActemra was the first approved anti-IL-6 receptor biologic available in both IV/ SC formulations for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe active RA. Roche will continue the clinical study of Actemra in other treatment settings including in combination with an antiviral

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