Early detection of cardiovascular disease is becoming possible due to research from Giovanna Guidoboni, Marjorie Skubic and a team at the University of Missouri.

The pharmaceutical industry’s greatest value lies in the quality of life that its drugs provide – plus the innovative programs that help support adherence and education.

Updated U.S. guidelines on heart health advise more personalized assessment of risk as well as two newer types of cholesterol-lowering drugs for people at particularly high risk of heart attack or stroke.

Eli Lilly.’s top-selling diabetes drug Trulicity significantly reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart-related death in a broad range of people with type 2 diabetes in a large clinical trial.

With increased access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), fewer uninsured patients have been hospitalized for serious heart conditions, a U.S. study suggests.

Healthy adults who do not keep their LDL-C, or “bad cholesterol,” in check are more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular disease than peers with lower cholesterol levels, a U.S. study suggests.

The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a large study suggests.

Continuing its efforts to address high prescription drug costs, insurer Highmark entered into a new outcomes-based contract with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance (empagliflozin), an oral medicine indicated to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes, and also to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have known cardiovascular disease.

BioSpace reports that China expects to see exponential industry growth by 2022 and Lilly has added to that growth via a partnership with China’s National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases.

Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk and aid agency Red Cross have teamed up to try to improve the treatment of chronic diseases among the millions affected by conflicts and humanitarian crises in countries such as Syria and Yemen.