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Vytorin Study’s Cancer Findings Prompt FDA Review

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More bad news for Vytorin, as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it is reviewing the controversial drug for a possible link to cancer. The FDA decided to conduct the review following the release last month of the SEAS study, which investigated the effects of Vytorin in patients with partial blockages of the aortic valve of the heart, known as aortic stenosis.

Not only did SEAS find that Vytorin did little to help patients with aortic stenosis avoid other heart problems, but patients in the trial taking the Merck and Schering-Plough drug had higher rates of cancer. In SEAS, 102 patients taking Vytorin developed cancer, compared with 67 taking the placebo. Of those, 39 people taking Vytorin died from their cancer, compared with 23 taking placebo. Researchers conducting the study said those numbers were “statistically significant”, meaning the odds were less than 5 percent that they were the result of chance.

The FDA will be receiving a final SEAS study report in about 3 months. Once FDA receives the final study report, it will likely take 6 months to fully evaluate the clinical trial data and other relevant information. As soon as this review is complete, the FDA says it will communicate its conclusions and recommendations to the public.

The FDA is already reviewing another Vytorin study, ENHANCE, that was released earlier this year. EHANCE showed Vytorin was ineffective in preventing clogged arteries, and might actually increase plaque in some users. Merck and Schering-Plough’s handling of ENHANCE – which included delaying its release twice and attempting to change its endpoint after it was completed – led some to accuse the companies of trying to cover up its disappointing results. As a result, Vytorin faces a Congressional investigation, as well as probes by the Department of Justice and several state Attorneys General.

In addition to investigating the handling of ENHANCE, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee is now investigating SEAS.

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