The effect of ertugliflozin (ERTU) on serum uric acid (SUA) and gout-related outcomes in VERTIS CV (NCT01986881) was investigated. Patients with T2D and ASCVD were randomized to ERTU 5 mg (n=2752) , 15 mg (n=2747) (doses pooled for analyses) , placebo (PBO; n=2747) . Changes in SUA and composite of gout onset or initiation of anti-gout medication were assessed. LSM changes from baseline in SUA (mg/dL [95% CI]) at week 260 were −0. (−0.25, −0.13) and 0. (−0.02, 0.15) in the ERTU and PBO groups, respectively, nominal P<0.0 (Fig. 1) . The HR (95% CI) for the composite of gout-related outcomes was 0.76 (0.580, 1.002) , nominal P=0.052 (Fig. 2) . Treatment with ERTU was associated with reductions from baseline in SUA and a non-significant reduction in gout-related outcome events compared with PBO.


V.S.Sridhar: None. D.Cherney: Other Relationship; AbbVie Inc., AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Lilly, Maze, BMS, CSL-Behring, Merck, Otsuka, Novartis and Novo-Nordisk , Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Sanofi, Research Support; Boehringer Ingelheim-Lilly, Merck, Janssen, Sanofi, AstraZeneca and Novo-Nordisk. F.Cosentino: Advisory Panel; Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Pfizer Inc., Speaker's Bureau; AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Lilly, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Novo Nordisk. S.Dagogo-jack: Consultant; AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Medtronic, Merck & Co., Inc., Sanofi. R.E.Pratley: Other Relationship; Bayer AG, Corcept Therapeutics, Dexcom, Inc., Hanmi Pharm. Co., Ltd., Merck & Co., Inc., Metavention, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer Inc., Poxel SA, Sanofi, Scohia Pharma Inc., Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. R.Frederich: Employee; Pfizer Inc., Stock/Shareholder; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Pfizer Inc. M.N.Essex: Employee; Pfizer Inc., Stock/Shareholder; Pfizer Inc. M.Maldonado: Employee; Merck & Co., Inc. C.Liu: Employee; Merck & Co., Inc., Stock/Shareholder; Merck & Co., Inc. J.P.Mancuso: Employee; Pfizer Inc., Stock/Shareholder; Pfizer Inc.


The VERTIS CV study and this analysis were sponsored by Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, and Pfizer Inc., New York, NY, USA.

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