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Allergan (AGN) disclosed that its experimental depression drug, rapastinel, failed to improve symptoms more than placebo when added to existing antidepressants in not one but three studies, STAT writes. The drug was the cornerstone of a $560 million deal to buy Naurex four years ago and follows a string of recent setbacks for the big drug maker, which includes new competition to its best-selling Botox treatment. However, Wall Street analysts noted Allergan management recently sent mixed signals about the rapastinel trial results.

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