UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 6-K


REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


For the month of May 2021


Commission File Number:  001-39034


BELLUS HEALTH INC.

(Name of registrant)


275 Armand-Frappier Blvd.
Laval, Québec
H7V 4A7
Canada

(Address of principal executive offices)


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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
BELLUS Health Inc.
       
       
       
Date: May 12, 2021
By:
 /s/ Ramzi Benamar
 
   
Name:    Ramzi Benamar
 
   
Title:      Chief Financial Officer

Form 6-K Exhibit Index

Exhibit
Number
 
Document Description
 
 
 
 

Exhibit 99.1


 
BELLUS Health Inc.
275 Armand-Frappier Blvd.
Laval, Quebec, Canada H7V 4A7

 
BELLUS Health to Participate in the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference
 
LAVAL, Quebec—May 12, 2021— BELLUS Health Inc. (Nasdaq:BLU; TSX:BLU) (“BELLUS Health” or the “Company”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of refractory chronic cough (“RCC”) and other hypersensitization-related disorders, today announced that Roberto Bellini, BELLUS Health's President and Chief Executive Officer, will be participating in a fireside chat at the 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference.

Presentation Details:

Event: 2021 RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 9:10 a.m. ET
 
A live webcast of fireside chat may be accessed on the Events & Presentations page under the Investors & Media section of BELLUS Health's website at www.bellushealth.com. Following the event, an archived webcast will be available on the Company’s website.
 
About BELLUS Health (www.bellushealth.com)
 
BELLUS Health is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of RCC and other hypersensitization-related disorders. The Company's product candidate, BLU-5937, is being developed for the treatment of refractory chronic cough (“RCC”) and chronic pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis (“AD”).
 
RCC is a cough lasting more than 8 weeks despite appropriate treatment for underlying condition(s). It is estimated that there are approximately 9 million patients in the United States suffering from RCC. RCC is associated with significant adverse physical, social, and psychosocial effects on health and quality of life. Currently, there is no specific therapy approved for RCC and current treatment options are limited.
 
Chronic pruritus associated with AD is an irritating sensation that leads to scratching and persists for longer than 6 weeks in AD patients. It is estimated that up to 10% of adults in the United States suffer from AD – almost all report symptoms of pruritus with over 50% of patients attributing chronic pruritus as their most burdensome symptom. Despite currently available treatments targeting AD, there continues to be a lack of options targeting the burden of pruritus in patients with AD.
 

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Danny Matthews
Director, Investor Relations and Communications
danny@bellushealth.com

Media:
Julia Deutsch
Solebury Trout
jdeutsch@soleburytrout.com

Source: BELLUS Health Inc.