Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

Lexicon expands management

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has announced management additions directed toward the completion of phase III development and commercial preparations for telotristat etiprate in carcinoid syndrome and preparation for phase III initiation and commercial readiness for sotagliflozin (LX4211) in type 1 diabetes.

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Lexicon completes phase II study of LX1033

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has announced top-line results from an initial phase II study exploring the use of LX1033 in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-d). LX1033 is an investigational drug that inhibits serotonin synthesis in the gastrointestinal tract. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has been shown to play a role in the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Lexicon touts significant results for LX4211 phase IIb trial in T2D

Monday, June 25, 2012

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals of The Woodlands, Texas, has reported that LX4211, an investigational, oral, dual inhibitor of sodium glucose transporters 1 and 2 (SGLT1 and SGLT2), showed substantial, dose-dependent, statistically-significant reductions in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in a phase IIb trial in patients diagnosed with poorly-controlled type 2 diabetes who were concurrently treated with metformin, an established diabetes therapy.

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Lexicon’s LX4211 trial shows positive results

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals reported positive data from a recently completed clinical trial and mechanistic study of LX4211, a dual inhibitor of the sodium glucose transporters 1 and 2 (SGLT1 and SGLT2).  The favorable safety profile and effects on multiple parameters of glycemic control and cardiovascular health in healthy normal subjects support the broad potential of LX4211 in the treatment of diabetes and associated metabolic conditions.

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Lexicon’s phase II LX1032 trial shows positive results

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals has reported positive, top-line proof-of-concept data from its recently completed phase II study in carcinoid syndrome with LX1032, telotristat etiprate. Carcinoid syndrome is a chronic condition caused by neuroendocrine tumors that usually originate from the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized by severe diarrhea and flushing episodes with long-term consequences including malnutrition, heart disease, and death. Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome have been linked to excess production of serotonin by metastatic tumor cells. Telotristat etiprate is designed to reduce serotonin production.

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