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2011-05-10 08:00:00

CHICAGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritage Pharma, Inc. announced today its proprietary oral budesonide suspension (OBS) met the primary endpoint of reduction of esophageal eosinophilia and symptoms in a Phase 2b dose-ranging clinical trial in pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Results from the Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Research (PEER) study were presented by principal investigators at Digestive Disease...

2009-01-22 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritage Pharma, Inc. announced today that it has initiated a dose-ranging Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate oral viscous budesonide (OVB) for the treatment of children and adolescents with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. EoE can cause difficulty in swallowing and heartburn, and in severe cases it can lead to food impaction (food getting stuck in the esophagus) and in children, a failure to thrive (poor...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

SAN DIEGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pediatric-oriented specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Meritage Pharma, Inc., a newly formed specialty pharmaceutical company, has acquired its pediatric gastrointestinal development program. Included in the transaction are the rights to a novel formulation of an existing molecule intended to treat an emerging allergic inflammation condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Under the terms of the agreement,...


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