Favrille dumps Specifid after trial failure

San Diego-based Favrille has halted development of Specifid, a treatment for follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In a Phase III trial the drug failed to show a statistically significant improvement in the treatment arm, failing both primary and secondary endpoints.

"We are clearly very disappointed with the data from this trial, particularly on behalf of the patients and their families," said John P. Longenecker, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Favrille. "Based on these results, we are discontinuing development of Specifid and are currently evaluating steps to conserve cash and recognize value on our assets.

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