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Otonomy drug flunks Phase IIb: full speed ahead to Phase III

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Otonomy saw its share price plummet by nearly 18% in after-hours trading on 21 May after it announced that its investigational treatment OTO-104 for Ménière's disease had failed a Phase IIb trial. That a range of secondary endpoints were met and the company's decision to move it into Phase III based on the data evidently failed to settle investors' nerves.

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