NicOx pushes new naproxen version for arthritis pain

The Wall Street Journal reports on the progress that NicOx is making advancing a new version of naproxen for relieving arthritis pain. The French biotech is looking for a marketing partner for the drug, which adds nitric oxide to naproxen, relaxing blood vessel walls in a way that will allow patients to take the drug without the risk of higher blood pressure.

"We'll be the only one that will be able to show we're like placebo on blood pressure in long-term trials," said Michele Garufi, CEO of NicOxthe. NicOx may file for approval in early 2009.

- read the report from the Wall Street Journal's blog