Gilead’s PAH Candidate Scrapped After Missing Primary Endpoint in Study

August 23, 2012
Gilead Sciences’ pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) drug cicletanine did not meet its primary endpoint in a Phase II trial, leading Gilead to terminate the study and drop plans to further develop the drug for PAH. Cicletanine, an oral, once-daily drug approved in some EU countries to treat hypertension, was not significantly better than placebo for helping patients with PAH walk farther in a six-minute walking test at 12 weeks.
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