pirfenidone

Drug prolongs IPF life expectancy: StudyTwo recent studies demonstrate that pirfenidone (Esbriet, Genentech) prolongs life expectancy by 2.47 years for IPF patients and that Esbriet and nintedanib (Ofev, Boehringer Ingelheim) reduce the decline in lung function.
IPF drug to be tested with add-on therapyBoehringer Ingelheim recently began a clinical trial to assess the safety and tolerability of adding on pirfenidone to Ofev (nintedanib) for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis patients.
FDA drug approvals - October 2014
FDA drug approvals - October 2014FDA actions in brief, fast-track designations, priority review.
Pirfenidone reduces disease progression of IPF
Pirfenidone reduces disease progression of IPFPirfenidone (Esbriet), an oral antifibrotic therapy, was able to reduce progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and reduce the risk of mortality, according to phase 3 trial results presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in San Diego.