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Odanacatib Phase III Success Suggests Merck’s Primary Care Gamble Is Paying Off

This article was originally published in Pharmaceutical Approvals Monthly

Executive Summary

A data monitoring committee’s early termination of a 16,000-patient Phase III study of Merck’s cap-K inhibitor odanacatib suggests the osteoporosis therapy could have a competitive profile. The drug will need to offer significant advantages to cut it in the crowded market already saturated with generics.

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