The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a 2 mg dose of Novo Nordisk’s Ozempic (semaglutide) injection, a once-weekly glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) analog indicated along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes and to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson presented data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study which showed Xarelto (rivaroxaban) (2.5 mg twice daily) in combination with aspirin (100 mg once daily) consistently reduced severe vascular events in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization compared to aspirin alone regardless of whether it was the first, second, third or subsequent event.

The European Commission granted Amarin Corporation Plc’s fish-oil derived heart drug Vazkepa marketing authorization in the European Union, the drugmaker said on March 30.

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.

One week after announcing positive data from ORION-10, the second of three 19-month Phase III trials for inclisiran for lowering cholesterol, The Medicines Co. was acquired by Novartis.

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.