Medicines Co. (MDCO) Sells-Off with Alnylam (ALNY) Despite Providing Update

October 5, 2016 5:54 PM EDT

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Medicines Co. (NASDAQ: MDCO) is down 9.1% after-hours after Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALNY) announced that upon the recommendation of the ENDEAVOUR Phase 3 study Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) to suspend dosing, the Company has decided to discontinue development of revusiran, an investigational RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutic that was being developed for the treatment of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (hATTR-CM). This decision was made yesterday evening and has been communicated to investigators, study sites, and regulatory authorities.

Amid the news and sell-off, The Medicines Company (Nasdaq: MDCO) provided and update on its ORION-1 study and said no safety concerns were raised.

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