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Vanda Pharmaceuticals shares in the red as skin disease test fails

Vanda Pharmaceuticals is hoping to try again with an amended trial after its experimental skin drug tradipitant failed a phase 3 test.

The drug was being assessed to see whether it could help pruritus (itching) in patients with in atopic dermatitis. In an update Tuesday, it seems it couldn’t: “The EPIONE study did not meet its primary endpoint in reduction of pruritus across the overall study population,” the biotech said in a statement.

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