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Lundbeck breathes life into stranded molecule to treat new diseases

Drug candidate LU AG06466, which failed as a treatment for Tourette's, is the center of attention in two new phase I trials Lundbeck has launched this summer.

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Lundbeck means business in picking drug candidate LU AG06466 back up again. The Danish pharmaceutical company is testing the drug in three phase I trials. In March 2020, it failed as a treatment for Tourette's syndrome in a phase II trial.

In September, the company started recruiting people for testing the drug candidate as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and this summer the company has started setting up two more trials with the drug for treating multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia, according to database Clinical Trials.

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