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Bapineuzumab Fails Second Trial and Is Dropped By Pfizer-J&J

As I wrote in a late July post titled Alzheimer’s Treatments Undergoing Late-stage Trials, we are now in a crunch time where long studied Alzheimer’s treatment drugs are in late-state testing to see if they actually perform as researchers hoped. Today, news broke that Pfizer’s Bapineuzumab, which failed the first late-stage trial last month, has failed the second trial. According to an article on Businessweek.com, most plans for further testing of the drug by Pfizer-J&J have ended. The company had hoped Bapineuzumab would be first drug on the market to effectively slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease.

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