Menlo’s Setback Not Expected To Affect Results In Lead Pruritus Indication
With Foamix merger closing soon, Menlo’s serlopitant failed a Phase II trial in chronic pruritus of unknown origin, but the firm said a Phase III program in prurigo nodularis shouldn’t be affected. Its share in the new company is contingent on the PN data.
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