Flex sends out an SOS signal, scrapping studies and slashing staff as it hunts a survival strategy — shares crater
Flex Pharma today said that its lead drug has a big problem that is forcing the little biotech to scrap mid-stage studies and hunker down — slashing 60% of its workforce as it searches for a way out of the dilemma.
The problem, not disclosed until now, is that the cramping drug FLX-787 is not tolerable to a subset of patients at 30 mg. Now they need to go back and do some basic formulation and dosing work to fix the issue — but with a beaten down share price, the company doesn’t have the cash to do it alone.
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