Wyeth stumbles badly trying to develop new drugs

The analysts have been picking over Wyeth's carcass over the past few days as they assess a string of woeful developments that have left the company stripped of three of its leading drug candidates. With its hep C trial suspended at the end of last week, the analysts are raising questions about the company's ability to design trials properly. And a pair of FDA rejections hasn't helped the company's reputation one little bit. Add it all up and you see a big pharma company having a terrible time coming up with new winners to replace its fading stockpile of approved drugs. The next big milestone for Wyeth: New mid-stage data from a study for a new Alzheimer's drug being developed with Elan.

- read the report from Forbes

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