Research Capsules

June 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Jun2005, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p15
The article presents information related to drug development in the U.S. First year results of the two-year, double-blind, phase III RIO-Europe trial published in the journal "The Lancet" suggest that treatment with Bridgewater, New Jersey-based Sanofi-Aventis SA's Acomplia or rimonabant may significantly decrease body weight and improve cardiovascular risk factors in overweight or obese individuals. Adding South San Francisco, California-based Genentech Inc.'s Herceptin or trastuzumab to chemotherapy may significantly increase the rate of pathologic complete response in patients with operable human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive breast cancer, according to research published in the "Journal of Clinical Oncology."


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