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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Galectin Therapeutics  (GALT) - Get Galectin Therapeutics Inc. Report plummeted Tuesday after the company reported poor results in an early-stage trial of its experimental drug for treatment of a fatty liver disease.

The drug, GR-MD-02, showed no difference from a placebo in nearly all measures to treat nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH. Galectin derived the drug from fruit pectin.

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The stock was down 55.91% to $6.41 at 1 p.m. More than 4.4 million shares had changed hands, compared to the average volume of 298,559.

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