Bapineuzumab Failure Raises More Doubts About Beta Amyloid Approach In Alzheimer’s
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
As many observers expected, top-line results from a Phase III study show bapineuzumab doesn’t work in carriers of the ApoE4 gene, who are at highest risk for Alzheimer’s disease. An interim analysis of another Phase III study in carriers will now be “expedited,” and other studies of non-carriers will keep going, Pfizer says.
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