New Company Bets Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars On A Genetic Strategy To Resurrect A CETP Inhibitor

–But skeptics think CETP inhibitors are a dead end A new company is betting hundreds of millions of dollars that it can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Over the last decade no class of drugs has undergone a reversal of fortune as dramatic as the cholesterol ester transfer protein (CETP) inhibitors, the once…

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Dalcetrapib: Another HDL-Raising CETP Inhibitor Bites The Dust

Another HDL-raising CETP inhibitor has failed to demonstrate cardiovascular benefit in a large clinical trial. With the presentation of the dal-OUTCOMES trial at the American Heart Association in Los Angeles andsimultaneous publication in the New England Journal of Medicine, dalcetrapib joins torceptrapib on the list of once-promising CETP inhibitors. In dal-OUTCOMES, 15,871 patients with a recent…

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Roche Terminates Development Of CETP Inhibitor Dalcetrapib

Roche announced today that it had ended development of dalcetrapib, its entry in the once-promising class of HDL-raising CETP inhibitors. A data and safety monitoring board recommended that the dal-OUTCOMES phase 3 trial be stopped due to a lack of clinically meaningful efficacy. The DSMB found no evidence of safety problems….

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