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Lilly Voluntarily Terminates Phase II Study for LY2886721, a Beta Secretase Inhibitor, Being Investigated as a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease
Date:6/13/2013

l number of new cases of dementia each year worldwide is nearly 7.7 million, which is the equivalent of one new case every 4 seconds.i According to different estimates, between 2 and 10 percent of all cases of dementia start before the age of 65. Advancing age is the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, with age-specific prevalence nearly doubling every 5 years beyond the age of 65.i The total estimated worldwide cost of dementia was $604 billion in 2010.i

About Lilly's Neuroscience Pipeline

Lilly currently has eight potential new medicines in its clinical development pipeline being evaluated to treat neuroscience-related diseases and disorders, including: schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, depression, bipolar disorder, migraine prevention and osteoarthritis pain. Of the eight potential new medicines, two are currently in Phase III clinical development – edivoxetine and solanezumab.

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Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about LY2886721, a beta secretase (BACE) inhibitor being investigated as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, and reflects Lilly's current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of development and commercialization. There is no guarantee that future study results and patient experience will be consiste
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