FibroGen Provides More Support for Roxadustat in Anemia Associated with Kidney Disease Published: Oct. 26, 2020 By Mark Terry BioSpace   FibroGen presented data from two pooled analyses from its roxadustat global Phase III development program this weekend at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined conference. The analyses looked at associations between the […]

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AstraZeneca Plc’ drug for reducing the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease.

Researchers developed a type of nanoparticle that can “eat debris” related to the plaques that cause heart attacks.

Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic (semaglutide) won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

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Swiss company Vifor Pharma and Germany’s Evotec AG launched a joint venture to focus on the discovery and development of new therapies for kidney diseases.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ cholesterol drug Praluent as a treatment to cut the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other major cardiovascular events.

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