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WSJ BLOG/Health: A.M Vitals: "Good" Cholesterol Drug Fails; Alzheimer's and Depression Linked

(This story has been posted on The Wall Street Journal Online's Health Blog at http://blogs.wsj.com/health.) By Christopher Weaver Roche Drug to Raise 'Good' Cholesterol Fails (WSJ): The drug's failure in a large human trial spelled a setback for pharmaceutical companies that see an opportunity in medicines that seek to ward of heart disease by raising so-called "good" cholesterol. Competitors Merck and Eli Lilly said they remain confident in late-stage drugs in their pipelines that work similarly. Study Examines Depression and Aging Brain (WSJ): The onset of depression late in life can be an early warning of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia later, according to a new study of 13,535 Kaiser Permanente members. A Regime's Tight Grip on AIDS (New York Times): Cuba's AIDS rate is only one-sixth that of the U.S., thanks in part to aggressive tactics taken in the early years of the epidemic, such as forced quarantines for people who tested positive for HIV. F.D.A. Staff Raises Concerns About Arthritis Drug (New York Times): Documents released ahead of a Food and Drug Administration review Wednesday show regulators are concerned a new Pfizer treatment for rheumatoid arthritis raised concerns of significant side-effects. Court Dismisses Vets' Suit on Mental Health Care (San Francisco Chronicle): A San Francisco appeals court dismissed a five-year-old suit by veterans groups accusing the Department of Veterans Affairs of delaying needed mental health services. Drug-Defying Germs from India Speed Post-Antibiotic Era (Bloomberg): The widespread use of antibiotics in India is helping cultivate new breeds of drug-resistant bacteria bred from otherwise benign microorganisms. -For continuously updated news from The Wall Street Journal, see WSJ.com at http://wsj.com.

Stock News for Merck (MRK)
DateTimeHeadline
10/01/201418:10:29Esperion Reports Favorable Cholesterol Drug Data
10/01/201417:58:21Esperion Reports Favorable Cholesterol Drug Data -- Update
09/29/201417:56:12Doctor Group Backs Implantable Devices to Prevent Teen Pregnancies
09/24/201421:28:09Correction to Dow Index Overseers Correction
09/24/201421:08:41Correction to Dow Index Overseers Story
09/24/201419:57:00Dow Index Overseers Make It Official: U.S. Firms Only
09/24/201406:29:39German Data Keep European Stocks Recovery in Check -- Update
09/22/201417:11:53MARKET SNAPSHOT: China Growth Concerns Weigh On U.S. Stocks
09/22/201417:07:45Germany's Merck to Buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 Billion--3rd Update
09/22/201412:43:39Germany's Merck to Buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 Billion--2nd Update
09/22/201410:27:59MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Fall; Alibaba Drops After Historic...
09/22/201410:13:19Germany's Merck to Buy Sigma-Aldrich for $17 Billion--Update
09/22/201409:29:37MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks: Futures Lower On China Concerns
09/05/201409:49:05U.S. Hot Stocks: Hot Stocks to Watch
09/04/201415:30:42FDA Approves Merck's Cancer Drug
08/15/201411:00:37Gilead Notches Victory in Hepatitis C Drug Race
07/29/201416:48:45Pfizer Still Looking to Buy; Results Beat Views -- 2nd Update
07/29/201416:33:16MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks End Choppy Trade Lower
07/29/201410:39:16MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Rise; Dow Above 17,000
07/29/201409:50:28MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Open Higher; Dow Above 17,000

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