Editor's Note: Overall Survival was reached in the phase 3 trial and favored Imbruvica.
And the celebration may not be over yet.
New data indicate that Imbruvica embarrassed the competition, GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE:GSK) Arzerra. Imbruvica was associated with almost an 80% decline in the risk of cancer progression or death compared to Arzerra in a head-to-head phase 3 trial. And the safety profiles of the drugs were fairly similar.
But, there are some threats on the horizon, including AbbVie's (NYSE:ABBV) ABT-199.
In the video below, from Market Checkup, the Motley Fool's health care-focused investing show, health care analysts Michael Douglass and David Williamson discuss the data and what investors need to know about Imbruvica.
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