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Merck says Afferent’s chronic cough drug clears mid-stage trial

Merck says Afferent’s chronic cough drug clears mid-stage trial

Merck says Afferent’ s chronic cough drug clears mid-stage trial. MK-7264 reduces coughs per hour by 37%. ... P2X3 receptors are thought to become over-activated in chronic cough, playing a role in the hyper-sensitisation of neurons in airways that

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  • Merck buys cough drug developer Afferent for $1.25bn Merck buys cough drug developer Afferent for $1.25bn

    Merck &Co has agreed a deal to buy California biopharma company Afferent Pharma, adding a drug candidate for chronic cough to its pipeline. ... In a statement Merck's R&F head Roger Perlmutter said chronic cough represents "an area of significant unmet

  • BMS takes option to buy fibrosis firm Galecto BMS takes option to buy fibrosis firm Galecto

    It takes the form of a progressive scarring of the lungs, leading to shortness of breath, cough and - in extreme cases - can lead to fatal complications such as heart failure. ... Genoa Pharmaceuticals has an inhaled version of pirfenidone in phase III

  • Pharma firms open up drug libraries to UK researchers Pharma firms open up drug libraries to UK researchers

    For example, clinical trials are now underway in Manchester to see whether an AZ drug designed originally to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease can be used to treat chronic cough.

  • GSK wins US approval for Seretide successor Breo Ellipta GSK wins US approval for Seretide successor Breo Ellipta

    GlaxoSmithKline's new long-term, once-daily, maintenance therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been approved in the US. ... COPD, whose symptoms can include chest tightness, chronic cough and excessive phlegm, worsens over time and

  • Making the switch to OTC Making the switch to OTC

    We believe that patients should be the primary target of pharma customer loyalty strategies given the significant value of long-term relationships, particularly for patients suffering from chronic diseases. ... worthwhile. Building customer loyalty

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  • Deal Watch June 2016 Deal Watch June 2016

    AF-219, a selective, non-narcotic, oral P2X3 antagonist, is currently in a phase 2b trial for the treatment of refractory, chronic cough and in a phase 2 trial in idiopathic ... licence, collaboration. 2, 560. Afferent Pharmaceuticals/ Merck &Co. AF-219,

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