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Drug to treat diabetic macular edema meets midstage study goals

The AP (2/19) reports that on Feb. 18, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer HealthCare AG announced that “their VEGF Trap-Eye drug” now under development for treatment of diabetic macular edema “met key vision improvement goals in a midstage study.” In the 24-week study, researchers “compared VEGF Trap-Eye with laser therapy.” Reuters (2/18, Kuber) points out that diabetic macular edema is a common cause of vision loss in some patients with diabetes.

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