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Why Is Tricida (TCDA) Stock Down 90% Today?


  • Tricida (TCDA) stock is dropping alongside poor clinical trial results.
  • A Phase 3 clinical trial failed to meet its primary endpoint.
  • This has heavy trading dragging TCDA shares lower today.
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Tricida (NASDAQ:TCDA) stock is falling on Monday following the release of poor results from a Phase 3 clinical trial.

That trial covers the use of veverimer to treat patients suffering from metabolic acidosis and chronic kidney disease (CKD). The main goal of the trial was slowing CKD but it didn’t meet the requirements of its primary endpoint.

Just how bad were the results? Of the 2,198 patients in the study, 149 patients taking veverimer reached the primary endpoint. To put that in comparison, 148 patients from the placebo group also met the primary endpoint.

Plans for the Future

Gerrit Klaerner, Ph.D., CEO of Tricida, said the following about the company’s plans.

“Given our past clinical experience with veverimer, and the VALOR-CKD trial design, we were surprised that there was not a greater separation in serum bicarbonate levels between the two groups. In light of the disappointing results from the trial, and our cash runway, we are evaluating next steps.”

Investors aren’t reacting positively to today’s news with some 55 million shares on the move today. This comes as traders sell off shares amid the poor data. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 881,000 shares.

TCDA stock is down 94.4% as of Monday morning.

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