May 7th, 2012
Roche Terminates Development of CETP Inhibitor Dalcetrapib
Roche announced today that it has ended development of dalcetrapib, its entry into the once-promising class of HDL-raising CETP inhibitors. A data and safety monitoring board recommended that the dal-OUTCOMES phase 3 trial be stopped due to a lack of clinically meaningful efficacy. The DSMB found no evidence of safety problems.