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Merck Ends Study of Staph Infection Vaccine

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 in Health Optimization

NEW YORK — Merck & Co. and Intercell AG said Wednesday they have ended a trial of a potential vaccine for Staph infections because the vaccine was not working, and because patients who took the vaccine were more likely to die. The companies said a data monitoring committee unanimously recommended that they cancel the study of V710, which is designed to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infections. Merck and Intercell said the data showed the vaccine was “unlikely to demonstrate a statistically significant clinical benefit.” They also said patients who were treated with...

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