Amgen's big cardiovascular bet with Cytokinetics hits PhIII primary but dramatically disappoints investors
A closely watched heart drug from Amgen and Cytokinetics has both hit the primary endpoint on a major trial and dramatically disappointed investors.
In the 8,250-person study, the drug reduced the odds of hospitalization or other urgent care for heart failure by 8%, a statistically significant result. But the drug failed to help high-risk patients live longer, an endpoint that analysts had been following as the key marker for whether the drug could make a large impact.
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