Sosei drug fails Phase II, but hope remains

Researchers for Sosei say that a Phase II trial for an experimental therapy for fibromyalgia failed to hit its primary endpoint, but researchers were quick to highlight encouraging signs of the drug's efficacy. AD 337 failed to hit its goal of statistically significant outcomes at four weeks. But researchers noted that a statistically significant response was seen after one week of dosing and added that other encouraging signs were also evident. Overall, it concluded that the drug has some potential.

"Sosei will be evaluating these results to determine its approach to the possible further development of AD 337 in FMS and other potential indications," said Sosei CEO Shinichi Tamura. 

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