Why Is OKYO Pharma (OKYO) Stock Down 31% Today?


  • OKYO Pharma (OKYO) stock is falling even after providing a study update.
  • The company’s GMP packaged OK-101 drug for a Phase 2 trial has cleared U.S. customs.
  • OKYO expects its “first-patient-first visit” for the study in the first quarter of 2023.
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OKYO Pharma (NASDAQ:OKYO) stock is taking a beating on Wednesday despite recent progress toward a clinical trial.

The latest news from OKYO Pharma is that its GMP-packaged OK-101 drug for a Phase 2 clinical trial has cleared customs in the United States. The company intends to use this drug in its trial to treat dry eye disease (DED).

To go along with that, the company is moving forward with other preparations for the clinical trial. That includes generating randomization codes for its “double blinded placebo-controlled trial.” This has OKYO expecting its “first-patient-first visit” in the first quarter of 2023.

Gary Jacob, CEO of OKYO Pharma, said the following about the news:

“Initiation of the first-in-human Phase 2 trial for OK-101 to treat DED has been a central and critical goal for the company for the past 18 months […] We are excited to be very close now to moving this drug into clinical trials and believe that OK-101 can provide a new way to treat DED patients who are presently not well-served by currently approved drugs.”

OKYO Stock Movement Today

Investors aren’t reacting well to the latest update from OKYO Pharma. Even so, we aren’t seeing heavy trading with shareholders selling the stock. Instead, only about 200,000 shares have changed hands as of this writing. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is about 410,000 shares.

OKYO stock is down 30.9% in pre-market trading on Wednesday!

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