Amryt inked an all-stock acquisition deal with Chiasma. The combined company will focus on rare and orphan diseases with three marketed products and a strong development pipeline.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced positive results from the company’s pivotal Phase III clinical trial of evinacumab in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).

Shares of Gemphire Therapeutics crashed 73 percent in premarket trading after the company revealed its mid-stage non-alcoholic fatty liver disease treatment for pediatric patients actually worsened the disease in some patients.

Following a disappointing 2017 that included an agreement to pay $40 million to resolve criminal charges against its subsidiary Aegerion, Canada-based Novelion Therapeutics will slash an unknown number of jobs as it initiates “significant cost reduction plans.”

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation status to evinacumab for the treatment of hypercholesterolemia in patients with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), an inherited disorder that can lead to premature cardiovascular disease due to very high levels of LDL cholesterol.

A U.S. government-backed panel says there is not enough evidence to say all children should have blood tests to check for high levels of fat-like substances known as lipids.

After terminating 25 percent of its workforce two months ago, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. has entered into a merger agreement with QLT Inc.