Cara touts subgroup in failed atopic dermatitis trial, but stock craters
Cara Therapeutics will join the growing list of biotech to launch a Phase III despite failing Phase II.
The itch-focused company announced Thursday that its central drug, a pill called Korsuva, failed to significantly alleviate itching in patients with atopic dermatitis when compared with placebo. The drug missed both the primary endpoint, the change in average score on a standard itch scale after 12 weeks, and the key secondary endpoint: The proportion of patients who improved by at least 4 points.
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