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Volunteers needed for world first common-cold trial in Ballarat


A doctor from Creswick who invented a revolutionary throat gargle in the eighties is behind the push for a world first nasal spray to fight the common cold.

Dr Peter Molloy, the founder of Firebrick Pharma, says 'Nasodine' is about to move into phase three trials with Ballarat locals being asked to volunteer.
“Victorian residents can be among the first in the world to try Nasodine, which in previous clinical trials has been shown to be safe and well-tolerated."
"This trial seeks to confirm the efficacy of Nasodine as a treatment for the common cold,” said Dr Molloy. 
If all goes to plan Firebrick Pharma hope to see the product on pharmacy shelves next year.
You can register for the trial at www.commoncoldstudy.com
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