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AstraZeneca lupus drug meets main goal in study

AstraZeneca lupus drug meets main goal in study
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(Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc <AZN.L> said on Thursday its experimental drug to treat moderate-to-severe lupus, anifrolumab, met its main goal in a late-stage study.

The drug showed a “statistically-significant” and “clinically-meaningful” reduction in the disease in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as SLE, the company said.

(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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