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US grant sets up MediciNova's MN-166 for Ph II study in meth addiction

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Seeking a pharmaceutical approach to methamphetamine addiction, the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has provided a $2.7 million grant that will finance a Phase II study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with MediciNova's MN-166 (ibudilast), an in-licensed compound under development in multiple indications due to its broad anti-neuroinflammatory and neuroprotective actions.

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