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May, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – (May 17, 2019) -- The National Lipid Association (NLA) today announced the release of an official scientific statement on Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] clinical use at the NLA 2019 Scientific Sessions, May 16 – 19 at the Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Florida.

Created by an international team of clinical lipid experts (see list on page 2), the statement is designed as a comprehensive source of guidance for medical professionals making decisions to improve the health and well-being of children and adults at risk of premature cardiovascular disease.

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May, 2019

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi have announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) has approved Praluent®  (alirocumab) to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and unstable angina requiring hospitalization in adults with established cardiovascular (CV) disease.  

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WAYLIVRA, the only therapy available for Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome (FCS), has been authorized as an adjunct to diet in adult patients with genetically confirmed FCS and at high risk for pancreatitis whose response to diet and triglyceride-lowering therapy has been inadequate, according to a May 7 press release issued by Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. and Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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