Grünenthal agreed to acquire the European rights (excluding Spain and the UK) to AstraZeneca’s Crestor (rosuvastatin) and its associated brands for a total consideration of up to $350 million.
Amarin Corporation plc announced the launch of True To Your Heart, an educational campaign to help people learn more about cardiovascular disease and how to better protect against persistent cardiovascular risk.
Amarin Corp. Plc’s fish oil-derived drug and potential blockbuster Vascepa received a largely positive review from FDA staffers.
Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit: a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests.
The benefits of statins in reducing the odds of heart attacks and strokes far outweigh any risks of side effects, according to a scientific statement released by the American Heart Association.
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.
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.
The earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a large study suggests.
After a heart attack, taking one of the drugs known as statins can lower the risk of a second attack, but for people who go off statins because of side effects, that risk rises again sharply, researchers say.