DUBLIN – Shares in Pharnext SA plunged by more than 40% Friday on news that the FDA requires the company to undertake a second phase III trial of its Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 1A (CMT1A) therapy PXT-3003.
Drug "re-innovation" specialist Bioxcel Therapeutics Inc. is gearing up to discuss a pivotal phase III trial for BXCL-501 with the FDA after top-line results of a phase Ib study showed it reduced schizophrenia-associated agitation while calming trial participants without excessive sedation. H.C. Wainwright & Co. analyst Raghuram Selvaraju called the results "highly favorable" and suggested the drug, a sublingual-formulated version of dexmedetomidine, could reach market as soon as 2021.
After two complete response letters (CRLs), Agile Therapeutics Inc. with its Twirla (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive patch – hounded by FDA concerns regarding manufacture and adhesion properties – might just be on the road to success.
PERTH, Australia – Adelaide, Australia-based Bionomics Inc. reported another trial failure with its lead compound, BNC-210, in elderly patients with agitation, but it is still clinging on to hopes that the compound will show a clinical benefit for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).