Aurinia’s Voclosporin Misses Superior Tolerability Vs. Restasis, But Pushes On In Dry Eye
Aurinia's voclosporin missed the primary endpoint of superior tolerability compared to Restasis, but hit objective secondary efficacy endpoints that that may better position it for approval in dry eye.
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