ACHIEVED PRIMARY ENDPOINT OF STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN MFARS COMPARED TO PLACEBO AFTER 48 WEEKS OF TREATMENT
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IRVING, Texas, Oct. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: RETA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the registrational Part 2 portion of the MOXIe Phase 2 trial of omaveloxolone in patients with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) met its primary endpoint of change in the modified Friedreich’s Ataxia Rating Scale (mFARS) relative to placebo after 48 weeks of treatment. Patients treated with omaveloxolone (150 mg/day) demonstrated a statistically significant, placebo-corrected 2.40 point improvement in mFARS after 48 weeks of treatment (p=0.014). Omaveloxolone treatment was generally reported to be well-tolerated. Based on these positive results, and subject to discussions with regulatory authorities, the company plans to proceed with the submission of regulatory filings for marketing approval in the United States and internationally.
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