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Sage's depression drug succeeds in mid-stage study

Reuters 2017-12-07 16:51:06

(Reuters) - Sage Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday its drug to treat patients with moderate to severe depression met the main goal in a mid-stage study.

The 89-patient study testing the drug, SAGE-217, showed statistically significant reduction of depression symptoms, compared to a placebo.

Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta