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April 01, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 7)

Hopes Dashed for Alzheimer's Patients

The Latest Phase III Failure Perpetuates Skepticism about Developing Drugs for AD

  • Hopes for a new drug to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) diminished again on March 3 when Pfizer and Medivation reported Phase III results showing that Dimebon failed to meet its co-primary and secondary efficacy endpoints. Pfizer had shelled out $225 million up front and agreed to ...

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