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Ventrus Could Start Pivotal Trial For Rx Hemorrhoid Therapy Mid-Year

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The novel 5HT2a receptor antagonist would be the first FDA approved therapy for acute, non-surgical hemorrhoids, though intra-anal steroids are prescribed off-label for symptomatic relief.

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