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Leo Pharma looking for pediatric patients for eczema trial

In a new phase II study, Leo Pharma wants to investigate the possibility of lowering the age requirements for atopic eczema drug Adtralza.

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In October last year, Leo Pharma demonstrated positive phase III data for Adtralza (tralokinumab) in atopic eczema patients aged 12–17. The company is now ostensibly trying to demonstrate that the injection treatment is safe for an even younger audience, according to a recent filing on database Clinical Trials.

According to the document, Adtralza, which is only currently approved for adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, will be administered to children between two and 11 years of age.

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