Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 60P 003; Etaquine; SB-252263; SB-252263-AAB; SB-252263-AX; Tafenoquine succinate; WR 238605; WR 238605 succinate

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Developer 60 Degrees Pharmaceuticals; GlaxoSmithKline; Medicines for Malaria Venture; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
  • Class Aminoquinolines; Antimalarials; Antiprotozoals; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Apoptosis modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Malaria
  • Discontinued Babesiosis; Pneumocystis pneumonia

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Malaria(Combination therapy, In volunteers) in USA (PO, Tablet)
  • 05 Oct 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Malaria (Prevention) in Australia (PO) (NCT03320174)
  • 13 Jun 2017 Efficacy and safety data from the phase III DETECTIVE and GATHER trial in Malaria released by GlaxoSmithKline
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