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Merck (NYSE: MRK ) recently announced positive Phase 1b clinical study results for its experimental Alzheimer's disease drug MK-8931. This compound belongs to a broader class of experimental Alzheimer's treatments called BACE inhibitors, and AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY ) have also explored drugs in this class. In the following video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso discusses the latest results, why shares of Merck didn't move significantly on the news, and also takes a look at the broader BACE inhibitor space.
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