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Failure of heart drug offers lessons for drug industry

Madison, Wis. - Pfizer spent about $800 million to develop torcetrapib, a heart drug that seemed like a blockbuster until people began to die in clinical trials. Hours after learning the drug was irreversibly flawed, the company called a halt to further trials, a decision that sent its stock downward and put thousands of job......

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Consider a recent study by Tufts University, which examined the cost of producing biotechnology drugs. Unlike prescription drugs that are made with synthetic chemicals, biotech drugs are derived from substances occurring naturally in the human body or in other living organisms. This is a sweet spot f......

Full article >>> at may be the first major contribution of human embryonic stem cell research. Animal tests generally work well, but tests employing stem cells and biomarkers could dramatically increase accuracy - and weed out dangerous drugs earlier.

That's not to say drugs will ever be cheap so far as consumers are concerned. The search for new medicines is a process that will continue to be costly, mai......

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