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A readout from the first late-stage clinical trial intended to treat the fatty liver disease known as NASH has delivered disappointing results.

Gilead Sciences said Monday that its experimental drug, called selonsertib, failed to improve liver scarring compared to a placebo in a Phase 3 clinical trial. The study enrolled nearly 900 patients with compensated cirrhosis, an advanced form of NASH at higher risk for liver-related death.

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