Budesonide fails to outperform placebo in asthma trial

02/23/2009 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Phase III trial showed that unit dose budesonide was no better than placebo in improving asthma symptoms in children ages 1 to 8 years. The study investigated the efficacy of the drug in 0.25-mg and 0.135-mg doses when administered twice a day for 12 weeks. Budesonide co-maker AstraZeneca said it will coordinate with partner MAP Pharmaceuticals to review the results and discuss the next steps.

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