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Drug news: Novartis' Rebamipide and Pimecrolimus are dead

Some dry eye drug projects die long painful deaths and enjoy (er, not quite the word...!) public funerals. Others just slowly stop breathing and no one ever notices.

According to Novartis' 2007 form 20-F, the following are listed as Terminated Projects:

ASM981 (pimecroliums) eye drops for dry eye

OPC759 (rebamipide) eye drops for dry eye

Thank you so much to the reader who brought this one to my attention. I try to scour the quarterly reports from manufacturers but can never manage to keep up with them all.