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Richter Drops After Setback in Cariprazine Antidepressant Trial

  • Drug flops in trial for treatment of major depression
  • Richter, Allergan remain committed to developing drug

Shares in Hungarian pharmaceutical company Gedeon Richter Nyrt. dropped after reporting disappointing results in a clinical trial of its Cariprazine drug.

The results showed that flexible doses of cariprazine didn’t separate significantly from a placebo as an add-on treatment in adults with major depressive disorder, Richter and partner Allergan Plc said in a joint statement on Friday. The drug has already been introduced in the U.S. after approval for the treatment of bipolar mania and schizophrenia last year.