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Otsuka Dermatitis Candidate Looks Good At Phase III

New potential topical therapy in dermatitis space set to move towards Japan approval submission based on positive new results.

Japan Clinical Trials

COVID-19, Lockdown Affect Trials in India But Coping Efforts In Hand

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown up unprecedented challenges for the Indian clinical trials segment, as in other parts of the world. Experts tell Scrip how things are poised in the country including potential impact on some critical milestones, but efforts are underway to tackle the crisis.

Research & Development Coronavirus COVID-19

Akero Heads To Top Of FGF21 Class In NASH; Genfit Says Pandemic Won’t Delay Phase III

Akero’s FGF21 analog yields 63%-72% relative hepatic fat reduction in Phase IIa study; the company awaits biopsy data hoping to see a fibrotic benefit. Also, Genfit says COVID-19 pandemic should not significantly delay its Phase III NASH readout.

Clinical Trials Business Strategies

Biohaven’s Nurtec May Be First Migraine Drug For Acute Treatment And Prevention

Approved in February as an on-demand remedy, Nurtec will be filed for migraine prevention after success in Phase III. It could be the first oral preventive therapy and first dual purpose migraine drug.

Neurology Clinical Trials

US Filing Eyed After Qurient's Novel TB Candidate Proves Mettle

South Korea’s Qurient achieves proof of concept in a Phase II study with its first-in-class antibiotic telacebec for tuberculosis and aims to file a US NDA for the orphan drug.

South Korea United States

Merck/Bayer’s Vericiguat Outcomes Data Less Impressive On Fuller Disclosure

Efficacy seen in reducing hospitalization in high-risk heart failure patients, but not in reducing the risk of cardiovascular death. Analysts say this portends a more niche opportunity for vericiguat.

Clinical Trials Comparative Effectiveness

Farxiga CKD Trial Stopped Early For Efficacy, Giving The SGLT2 Inhibitor An Edge

A Phase III trial testing dapagliflozin in chronic kidney disease patients with and without diabetes was stopped early following a recommendation from an independent data monitoring committee.

Renal Clinical Trials

Novartis CEO Backs Malaria Drug Against COVID-19

A coronavirus vaccine is some way off and until then, Vas Narasimhan, head of Novartis, is thinking that of the drugs being repurposed to treat COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine looks best placed to provide the quickest benefit.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trials

Coronavirus Update: Vertex, Pfizer And Others Disclose Trial Disruptions, Viatris Merger Delayed

Clinical trials in a range of diseases continue to be impacted by concerns about patient safety and health care resources as the COVID-19 pandemic grows.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Clinical Trials
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