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> Israel's Alcobra said that its Phase II ADHD study for its drug MDX hit the primary endpoint for safety, but the company raised eyebrows with the added note that secondary cognitive endpoints were not met in the trial. Nevertheless, the biotech called the study, which enrolled 83 adolescents, a success. Release

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