More Missed Primary Endpoints in AD Trials
There are no optimistic forward-looking statements here.
Today, Myriad Genetics announced that its experimental agent tarenflurbil (Flurizan) failed to affect cognition or activities of daily living in early Alzheimer’s disease, the primary endpoints of a large (N = 1600), 18-month, phase 3 trial. Tarenflurbil is an NSAID enantiomer of flurbiprofen. The company’s CEO reported that, consequently, the development of the compound would be discontinued.
This news follows on the heels of the missed primary endpoints in a phase 2 trial of bapineuzumab in mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease, which were nevertheless spun as favorably as possible by developers Elan and Wyeth.