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Monday, July 28, 2008

Another Disappointing Year for Alzheimer’s Drugs


You can check out what is going on by following the links in the clip.

We can only hope and pray for a breakthrough.
clipped from blogs.wsj.com
Last month, Myriad Genetics said its late-stage trial of its experimental drug Flurizan failed to show any benefit for Alzheimer’s patients.
The results of the Flurizan study will be unpacked this week at a big annual Alzheimer’s conference,
as researchers look at what’s next in the field, the Los Angeles Times reports this morning.
Eli Lilly is running a late-stage trial of its drug LY450139, which is supposed to block the production of gamma secretase
Elan and Wyeth are in the midst of late-stage study of bapineuzumab, an antibody-based drug that’s supposed to clear plaques from the brain.
Results from the big test are expected in 2010. But the drug has generated some excitement among investors, even though preliminary results of a mid-stage study didn’t shoot the lights out. More details on those results are scheduled to be released tomorrow.
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