Earlier this week, I touted this drug as likely to receive expedited approval and be the first biologic pain reliever to ever be approved. Now, a few days later, Fierce Biotech reports that Pfizer has been forced to suspend clinical trials. The drug has caused serious enough side effects in some osteoarthritis patients as to require them to seek joint replacement surgery.
The Pfizer news release can be accessed here. Pulling a potential winner off the table like this really is a PAIN!
Posted by Bruce Lehr June 24th 2010.