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Merck: Stealing a 'BACE' After Lilly Ends Alzheimer's Phase II?

By Randy Osborne
Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Eli Lilly and Co.'s decision to stop its Phase II study with LY2886721, a beta secretase (BACE) inhibitor as a potential once-daily treatment for slowing Alzheimer's disease (AD), was "sad news, obviously," said Decision Resources analyst Georgiana Kuhlmann.

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