New Roche Esbriet data show clinical benefits of continued and long-term treatment in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to research presented at ERS 2015.

A pooled analysis from three phase III studies – ASCEND and CAPACITY I and II – show a 38% reduction in risk of death after up to two years on Esbriet treatment.

These data are the first long-term results to show continued reduction in risk of death for IPF patients.

Additionally, an ad-hoc analysis of the pooled ASCEND and CAPACITY I and II studies show clinical benefits of continued Esbriet treatment after hospitalization.

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