AstraZeneca, Abbott partner on combo drug

AstraZeneca and Abbott Laboratories said they plan to co-develop and market a combination cholesterol drug. The pill would combine AZ’s cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor with Abbott’s ABT-335, currently in Phase III clinical trials for raising HDL or "good" cholesterol and reducing triglycerides. The companies say they also will evaluate a combination drug based on Crestor and Abbott’s TriCor, which is approved for lowering triglycerides. TriCor is licensed to Abbott for US marketing by Solvay. ABT-335 is a next-generation version of TriCor. Final selection between the two drugs will be made based upon data generated from initial studies, the companies said, with FDA filing expected in 2009.
You must be a registered member of MMM to post a comment.

Did you miss January's Top 40 Healthcare Transformers issue? Read how these inventors, strategists, entrepreneurs and wonks are challenging, disrupting and otherwise transforming the healthcare business. And join us April 30 to honor them at the Transforming Healthcare Dinner. Click here.