The clinical findings and the decision to discontinue the bapineuzumab IV program in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease is another setback for the Alzheimer's Community.
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The companies said bapineuzumab intravenousdid not work better than placebo in the two late-stage clinical trials of patients who had mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.
"We are obviously very disappointed in the outcomes of this trial. We are also saddened by the lost opportunity to provide a meaningful advance for patients afflicted with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers," Steven Romano, head of Pfizer's Medicines Development Group, said in a statement.