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.

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.

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.

In Amarin’s REDUCE-IT clinical trial of 8,179 statin-treated adults with increased risk of cardiovascular problems, the drug showed a 25 percent relative risk reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events compared to placebo.

Loxo Oncology struck a deal with Bayer AG to develop and commercialize two cancer therapies worth up to $1.55 billion.

Stopping low-dose aspirin therapy without good reason raises the likelihood of heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent, a large Swedish study suggests.

An anti-inflammatory drug developed for cardiac patients has an exciting, yet unintended side effect – possible prevention of lung cancer.

The FDA approved an expanded use of Novo Nordisk’s diabetes drug Victoza to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke.