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Leo Pharma drags atopic eczema tablet through another phase I study

Although the dermatology firm’s candidate for atopic eczema has already made it through initial testing, and is also expecting data from now ongoing phase II studies this year, another phase I is needed to see its effects on the heart.

As a part of standard testing, Leo Pharma has to conduct an additional phase I trial of its potential atopic eczema tablet | Photo: Leo Pharma/PR

How a person’s heart rhythm could be affected by Leo Pharma’s candidate, LEO 152020, will be tested in a safety study including 28 healthy participants, according to database Clinical Trials.

LEO 152020 is a tablet currently undergoing both a phase II trial where it is being tried as a potential treatment for atopic eczema, and another phase II with cholinergic urticaria, also known as nettle rash, a condition which develops hives and itchy skin. The candidate has already gone through phase I testing.

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