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Test of antidepressant disappoints

Associated Press / November 9, 2011

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Drug maker AstraZeneca says a new antidepressant drug it hopes will be a big money-earner did not perform as well as expected in a test. AstraZeneca, which is developing the drug, known as TC-5214. in collaboration with U.S.-based Targacept, said Tuesday that the drug did not perform as well as hoped versus a placebo in the first of four tests in Phase III trials.

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