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Merck announces changes in vorapaxar clinical studies

May 01, 2017

TRACER has accumulated the pre-defined number of primary and major secondary endpoints, although not all patients will continue to receive study drug through the pre-specified one-year follow up. Merck continues to expect that the efficacy and safety data from TRACER will become available later this year and will be submitted for presentation at appropriate medical meetings.

"Cardiovascular disease remains the world's leading killer, and despite all of the advances that have been made in the field, millions of patients remain at risk for major cardiovascular events," said Peter S. Kim, Ph.D., president, Merck Research Laboratories. "We remain committed to conducting large clinical trials such as TRACER and TRA-2P that are so critical to understanding new cardiovascular medicines and to advancing the standard of care for patients with heart disease. We thank the investigators and the patients involved in these two studies for their continued efforts to understand the potential role of vorapaxar in the treatment of cardiovascular disease."

Source: Merck