I just came across an article written by Dr. Melissa Walton-Shirley on the new experimental drug anaceptrapib and it was glowing. Much has been written about this drug and it promise for the future. But, hearing this from the mouth of Dr. Walton-Shirley is something special.
In the past Dr. Walton-Shirley and I have had some pointed disagreements as I found her perspective on heart disease prevention to be a little too "traditional" for my tastes. Dr. Walton-Shirley is not easily impressed. If she thinks this is something special then we should all keep our fingers crossed and fight on - perhaps the "cavalry" is on the way for many of us!
The next series of test may determine if anacetrapib not only dramatically raises HDL (it does) but also dramtically boosts REMOVAL of plaque from arteries making it the first practical drug to do so (ETC-216, also known as Apo-A1 Millano, already does it but requires injections and is VERY expensive and not yet FDA approved).
Anyone here enrolled in an anacetrapib trial?
Here is another link to the article
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