Research and Development

GSK’s Heart Drug Flops in Phase III Trial

GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental coronary heart disease drug darapladib failed to reduce heart attacks, strokes and major cardiovascular events in a closely watched Phase III clinical trial, deflating some expectations for GSK’s Phase III pipeline. Read More

Drugmakers Need Drug Shortage Task Forces, EFPIA Says

Drugmakers should establish a company task force of upper management and quality personnel to prevent drug shortages, according to new good practice guidelines developed by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Read More

AZ Faces DOJ Probe Into Brilinta Trial

The Department of Justice is investigating a Phase III study of AstraZeneca’s (AZ) heart drug Brilinta, which analysts and experts say could revolve around allegations of data falsification. Read More