Tag Archives: Cholesterol

FDA approves expanded label for Regeneron/Sanofi’s cholesterol drug

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s cholesterol drug Praluent as a treatment to cut the risk of heart attacks, stroke and other major cardiovascular events. The FDA’s decision will allow the drug, developed along with Sanofi SA, to be prescribed to reduce the overall risk of major… Read More »

New cholesterol guidelines for heart health: What you need to know

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. A group of physicians at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the American Heart Association have released updated guidelines on managing cholesterol to minimize the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death. The new guidelines advocate for more aggressive treatment with statin therapy and getting LDL… Read More »

Amgen cuts price of cholesterol drug by almost 60%, echoing rival's move

Biotech giant Amgen is lowering the price of its cholesterol medicine Repatha by almost 60 percent, following a similar move from its competitor, after both drugs failed to meet sales expectations. The new price of the medicine will be $ 5,850 per year, Amgen said in a statement Wednesday. That’s down from an annual price… Read More »