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Drug company stops marketing plans for new lung cancer drug due to poor trial results

AstraZeneca has withdrawn its application to market the small cell lung cancer drug, Iressa in Europe. Initial trials of the drug found produced a statistically significant reduction in tumor size but further trials showed that it did not necessarily deliver any worthy survival benefits. The company has reaffirmed its belief in the safety of the cholesterol drug Crestor which has recently been under scrutiny.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by News Scotsman

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About: Drug company stops marketing plans for new lung cancer drug due to poor trial results

Date: 4 January 2005

Source: News Scotsman

Author: Lyndsay Moss

URL: http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3959847

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