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Out Of The Ashes: Roche’s Dalcetrapib Data Suggest Still Hope For CETP Inhibitor Class

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Experts see various reasons why Roche’s HDL-raising drug may have failed to demonstrate benefit in the dal-OUTCOMES study, including insufficient potency resulting from only partial CETP inhibition. Final word on the class’ fate likely will not be written until outcomes studies by Merck and Lilly report out in several years.

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