The company said the drug, which treats blood clotting disorders, reduced bleeding rates of patients in the late-stage study. Hemophilia B patients who took BeneFIX once a week showed a statistically significant reduction in annualized bleeding rate compared to those who took the drug on demand. BeneFIX already has approval for on-demand treatment.
Pfizer also agreed to purchase privately-held pharmaceutical company InnoPharma for $225 million and $135 million for specific milestones. The company expects to close the deal in the third quarter.
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