FDA DENIES APPROVAL OF INSPIRE'S DRY EYE DRUG

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Inspire Pharmaceuticals has announced that the FDA has sent the company a second letter outlining steps needed before the agency can approve its dry eye drug, diquafosol tetrasodium. Diquafosol tetrasodium is a P2Y2 receptor agonist, targeted to treat dry eye disease through rehydration of the ocular surface.

Dry eye is a hard-to-treat condition in which a person's eyes produce too few tears, or tears of too poor quality, to lubricate the eye and keep it comfortable.