Interneuron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:IPIC) reportedThursday the massed results of its extensive, internationalPhase III clinical trials on the anti-obesity compounddexfenfluramine.

Charles Casamento, chief executive officer of the Lexington,Mass., company, summarized the trail results at Cowen & Co.'smeeting in San Francisco. Of the 17 double-blinded, controlledtrials on the drug, there were "statistically significantdifferences between the treatment groups and the placebos inall but one trial," Casamento said. Both groups of patients wereon the same dietary regime; those taking the drug lost fromseven to 19 pounds more than the placebo group. Interneuronplans to file its investigational new drug (IND) application ondexfenfluramine next March.

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