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experimental drugformerly being developed for the treatment of insomnia.
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In 2009, Sanofi-Aventis shelved its plan to develop eplivanserin, a serotonin antagonist.
In some positive news for its R&D, Sanofi said its experimental insomnia treatment eplivanserin performed significantly better than a placebo pill in a large clinical trial.
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The US Food and Drug Administration or FDA, in September rejected eplivanserin, saying additional information about benefits and risks would be needed before approval.
-- In September 2009, sanofi-aventis announced that it had received a Complete Response Letter from the FDA regarding eplivanserin