August 2, 2012
Citing the "emergence of a serious safety issue," Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Wednesday it was voluntarily suspending the Phase II study of a hepatitis C drug candidate, BMS-986094. Earlier this year, BMS paid $2.5 billion to acquire Inhibitex Inc., the company that developed the nucleotide polymerase inhibitor formerly known as INX-189. "The cause of the safety issue and any potential relationship to the study drug are unknown at this time," BMS said in a statement. The company currently is assessing all the study patients and will decide on next steps following an evaluation of patient data.
Wall Street Journal
08.02.2012; Saabira Chaudhuri
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