Alzheimer's drug fails in 1 study, 2nd continues

Pfizer Inc. said Monday that a closely watched experimental Alzheimer's drug failed to slow the disease in one late-stage study, but the drug maker said it will continue to study the drug's effect on a different group of patients.
Pfizer, which is testing bapineuzumab ( an antibody to beta-amyloid) with partner Johnson & Johnson, said the injected drug didn't slow mental or functional decline in patients with mild or moderate Alzheimer's disease. The study included patients who carry a gene called ApoE4, which gives people a higher risk of developing the memory-robbing disorder.

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