- "Prognosis for IPF is dismal," adding that "Patients
with IPFfeel like they have no hope," he said.
- Safety risks are "manageable and acceptable."
- "Pirfenidone did not cure IPF and it did not make patients better, but I firmly believe that preventing loss of lung function in an irreversible disease is clinically meaningful."
- "Pirfenidone is an important first step in IPF treatment. It's the first drug to have a favorable benefit-risk profile."