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Clinical Trial Results for Alcoholic Hepatitis Drug Delivered in Webcast
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The online presentation coincides with The Liver Meeting 2019, at which data also are shared.

DURECT Corp. (DRRX:NASDAQ) announced in a news release that results from its Phase 2a clinical trial of DUR-928 in alcoholic hepatitis (AH) were delivered in an oral presentation at The Liver Meeting by Dr. Tarek Hassanein, one of the study's principal investigators.

Further, the biopharmaceutical company today hosted a key opinion leader webcast with slides in which Hassanein again presented the data and answered questions.

"The results of this study are remarkable and much was learned from this Phase 2a clinical trial," Hassanein said in the release. "The low Lille scores, the early reduction in bilirubin and the number of severe AH patients who were able to be discharged after a single dose of DUR-928 is striking, and the safety profile looks very promising as well."

Next, DURECT intends to conduct a double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2b clinical trial evaluating DUR-928 in AH patients. This is expected to start in mid-2020 and have topline data available in 2022.

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