Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. will slash the U.S. list price of the companies’ potent but expensive cholesterol fighter Praluent by 60 percent.
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.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Esperion Therapeutics reported final results from a long-term safety study of bempedoic acid 180 mg versus placebo in high-risk patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) whose disease is inadequately controlled by statins.
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.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc. said a late-stage trial of the company’s experimental oral drug met the main goal of reducing cholesterol by 28 percent in patients suffering from, or at a high risk of, an artery-clogging heart disease.
Older men may face a premature death if they spend most of the day sitting around, but it does not require a huge amount of exercise to increase their chances of living longer, a study in the UK suggests.
Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.
Amgen Inc. can now promote the ability of the company’s potent but expensive cholesterol drug to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Amgen’s PSCK9 inhibitor Repatha continues to impress as a treatment for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and a history of heart attacks. New data shows Repatha hit its primary endpoints and significantly reduced first-time cardiovascular events by 27 percent in PAD patients.
Quest Diagnostics Inc. will use a more precise method of calculating levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol that no longer requires fasting prior to blood draw, a development likely to delight patients who previously had to refrain from eating for up to 12 hours before testing.