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UTHR's stable gets thinner
Monday, October 22, 2001
The failure of United Therapeutics Corp.'s beraprost oral prostacyclin
analog in a Phase III trial leaves the company banking on the pending approval of its
injectable Remodulin prostacyclin analog to take it to profitability, while it looks to
deploy its $180 million in cash to beef up its clinical pipeline with compounds in mid- to
Last week, UTHR (Silver Spring, Md.) said it expects to halt
development of beraprost for intermittent claudication (pain when walking) from peripheral
vascular disease (PVD) after data from a 750-patient U.S. Phase III trial failed to
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