Anthera Pharmaceuticals reported that the company’s Phase 3 clinical trial of blisibimod in patients with severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) began recently with researchers screening the study’s first patient.
Called CHABLIS 7.5, the study is the second Phase 3 trial to explore the drug in lupus patients with and without lupus related kidney disease. Blisibimod will be compared to placebo in a double-blind manner; patients will be randomized to either of the two groups. The study focuses on subjects with continued symptoms despite treatment with glucocorticoid corticosteroid drugs.
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