Fate of HDL drug research awaits cardiology meeting

03/18/2007 | MSNBC

The fate of torcetrapib as a safe and effective treatment to raise levels of "good" cholesterol could be determined at an annual cardiology meeting. Drugmakers are studying drugs in the same class as torcetrapib, which Pfizer pulled from clinical trials after associated deaths, and researchers are expected to report on their status at the American College of Cardiology meeting.

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