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Wyeth and WHO launch Phase III trial for river blindness drug

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals has launched Phase III trials in three African countries to test reformulated animal antiparasitic moxidectin as a treatment for river blindness, a disease caused by the parasite Onchocerca volvulus that results in loss of sight, rashes and skin lesions.

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