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The companies stated that their experimental drug against high blood pressure was shown to work when used in combination with the standard of care in a phase 2 trial.

Reviva Pharmaceuticals Holdings said on Monday its lead experimental drug to treat adults with schizophrenia helped reduce disease symptoms in a late-stage study.

The drug, acoramidis, is being developed to treat a rare disease that can lead to heart failure.

The sale of the drug could be announced in the coming days, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. The talks could still fall apart and another suitor could swoop in, it added.

The company is now focused on analyzing the death and “consider potential next steps for development,” CEO Anna Protopapas said in a statement.

The positive data sets the stage for the drug, resmetirom, to become the first approved treatment for NASH, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease that affects about 5% of adults in the United States.

Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd said its experimental drug to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) failed a clinical study, the second therapy by the drugmaker to fail trials in recent months.

Today’s promising results from Eisai and Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug trial have reignited decades-old hopes that targeting a particular protein helps arrest the progression of the fatal brain disease, giving a big boost to similar studies being run by Roche and Eli Lilly.