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Esperion Presents Important New Data from CLEAR Outcomes at ACC.24 Highlighting Value of NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablets in Diverse Populations Including Women, Hispanics/Latinx and Patients with Obesity

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Sunday, April 7, 2024

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Esperion (Nasdaq: ESPR) today announced the presentation of results from three pre-specified subgroups from CLEAR Outcomes at the 2024 American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions (ACC.24): women, Hispanic/Latinx, and patients with obesity. These results align with the American College of Cardiology’s robust diversity, equity and inclusion programs to drive cultural change across the profession and ensure that the cardiovascular care team is as diverse as the patients they care for and that all patients are represented in cardiovascular research. The data also reinforce the mission of the ACC: transforming cardiovascular care for all.

Key Points: 
  • “Bempedoic acid is the only FDA approved non-statin LDL lowering therapy to demonstrate reductions in MACE in both primary prevention and secondary prevention patient populations.
  • The Hispanic population is the largest ethnic minority in the U.S., yet is a population historically underrepresented in clinical trials.
  • At Esperion, we discover, develop, and commercialize innovative medicines to help improve outcomes for patients with or at risk for cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases.
  • CLEAR Outcomes is part of the CLEAR clinical research program for NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablet and NEXLIZET® (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) Tablet.

Calliditas Therapeutics to Present Nefecon Data at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology April 13 - 16 in Buenos Aires

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Monday, April 8, 2024

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13-16, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • The ISN World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13-16, 2024.
  • Presentations will highlight the eGFR results found in patients on Nefecon as well as the data on quality of life during the trial.
  • There will also be a presentation on the subanalysis evaluating benefits of Nefecon for patients with lower levels of UPCR.
  • The congress will include a symposium, Evolving Landscape of eFGR and Proteinuria Surrogate Markers in IgA Nephropathy, moderated by KOL Richard Lafayette, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Calliditas Therapeutics to Present Nefecon Data at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology April 13 - 16 in Buenos Aires

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Monday, April 8, 2024

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13-16, 2024.

Key Points: 
  • The ISN World Congress of Nephrology will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina April 13-16, 2024.
  • Presentations will highlight the eGFR results found in patients on Nefecon as well as the data on quality of life during the trial.
  • There will also be a presentation on the subanalysis evaluating benefits of Nefecon for patients with lower levels of UPCR.
  • The congress will include a symposium, Evolving Landscape of eFGR and Proteinuria Surrogate Markers in IgA Nephropathy, moderated by KOL Richard Lafayette, M.D., F.A.C.P.

U.S. FDA Approves Broad New Labels for NEXLETOL® and NEXLIZET® to Prevent Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Procedures in Both Primary and Secondary Prevention Patients, Regardless of Statin Use

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Friday, March 22, 2024

In addition, the enhanced labels support the use of NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET either alone or in combination with statins.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the enhanced labels support the use of NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET either alone or in combination with statins.
  • They also include new indications for primary hyperlipidemia, alone or in combination with a statin, and are the only LDL-C lowering non-statin drugs indicated for primary prevention patients.
  • NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET are also the first oral non-statin LDL-C lowering drugs to be approved by the FDA to reduce the risk of CV events in both primary and secondary prevention patients.
  • CLEAR Outcomes is part of the CLEAR clinical research program for NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablet and NEXLIZET® (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) Tablet.

CHMP Issues Positive Opinions For Both Bempedoic Acid And The Bempedoic Acid / Ezetimibe Fixed-Dose Combination Tablet As Treatments For Hypercholesterolemia And Significantly Reducing Cardiovascular Events

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Friday, March 22, 2024

ANN ARBOR, Mich. and MUNICH, Germany, March 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Daiichi Sankyo Europe GmbH (hereafter, ‘Daiichi Sankyo’) and Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. jointly announced today, that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted positive opinions for the label update of both bempedoic acid (marketed as NILEMDO®▼) and the bempedoic acid / ezetimibe fixed dose combination (FDC) (marketed as NUSTENDI®▼ ), recommending their approval as treatments to reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and cardiovascular risk.2 The existing label of bempedoic acid (NILEMDO®▼) provides authorisation for adults with primary hypercholesterolaemia (heterozygous familial and non-familial) or mixed dyslipidaemia, as an adjunct to diet:2

Key Points: 
  • “We are thrilled with the positive CHMP opinion, which reflects the significant cardiovascular risk reduction benefit that the bempedoic acid global franchise brings to patients worldwide,” said Sheldon Koenig, President and CEO, Esperion.
  • The CHMP is a scientific committee of the EMA that reviews medical product applications on their scientific and clinical merit.
  • Hyperuricemia: Bempedoic acid, a component of NEXLIZET and NEXLETOL, may increase blood uric acid levels which may lead to gout.
  • CLEAR Outcomes is part of the CLEAR clinical research program for NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablet and NEXLIZET® (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) Tablet.

ENHERTU® Approved in the U.S. as First Tumor Agnostic HER2 Directed Therapy for Previously Treated Patients with Metastatic HER2 Positive Solid Tumors

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Saturday, April 6, 2024

The first tumor agnostic approval of a HER2 directed therapy and ADC was based on efficacy data in 192 adult patients with previously treated unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive (IHC 3+) solid tumors who were enrolled in one of three multicenter phase 2 trials from the DESTINY clinical development program, including DESTINY-PanTumor02 , DESTINY-Lung01 or DESTINY-CRC02 .

Key Points: 
  • The first tumor agnostic approval of a HER2 directed therapy and ADC was based on efficacy data in 192 adult patients with previously treated unresectable or metastatic HER2 positive (IHC 3+) solid tumors who were enrolled in one of three multicenter phase 2 trials from the DESTINY clinical development program, including DESTINY-PanTumor02 , DESTINY-Lung01 or DESTINY-CRC02 .
  • In DESTINY-PanTumor02, efficacy was assessed in a subgroup of previously treated patients (n=111) with centrally or locally assessed HER2 positive (IHC 3+) solid tumors including either biliary tract, bladder, cervical, endometrial, ovarian, pancreatic or other tumors.
  • In DESTINY-Lung01, efficacy was assessed in a subgroup of patients (n=17) with centrally confirmed HER2 positive (IHC 3+) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
  • In DESTINY-CRC02, efficacy was assessed in the subgroup of patients (n=64) with centrally confirmed HER2 positive (IHC 3+) colorectal cancer.

U.S. FDA Approves Broad New Labels for Esperion’s NEXLETOL® and NEXLIZET® to Prevent Heart Attacks and Cardiovascular Procedures in Both Primary and Secondary Prevention Patients, Regardless of Statin Use

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Friday, March 22, 2024

In addition, the enhanced labels support the use of NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET either alone or in combination with statins.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, the enhanced labels support the use of NEXLETOL and NEXLIZET either alone or in combination with statins.
  • They also include new indications for primary hyperlipidemia, alone or in combination with a statin, and are the only LDL-C lowering non-statin drugs indicated for primary prevention patients.
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    U.S. FDA approves broad new labels for NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablets and NEXLIZET® (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) Tablets to prevent heart attacks and cardiovascular procedures in both primary and secondary prevention patients, regardless of statin use.
  • CLEAR Outcomes is part of the CLEAR clinical research program for NEXLETOL® (bempedoic acid) Tablet and NEXLIZET® (bempedoic acid and ezetimibe) Tablet.

Press Release: New Phase 2b results for amlitelimab support potential for best-in-class maintenance of response in atopic dermatitis

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Monday, March 11, 2024

The safety profile was consistent with Part 1 of the study with amlitelimab being well-tolerated and no new safety concerns identified.

Key Points: 
  • The safety profile was consistent with Part 1 of the study with amlitelimab being well-tolerated and no new safety concerns identified.
  • Overall rates of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were 69.8% for continued amlitelimab treatment, 71.9% for the amlitelimab withdrawal-arm and 66.7% for placebo.
  • TEAEs more commonly observed included headache (11.6% amlitelimab continuation, 3.9% amlitelimab withdrawal, 6.7% placebo), upper respiratory tract infection (9.3% amlitelimab continuation, 5.5% amlitelimab withdrawal, 20% placebo).
  • Amlitelimab is currently under clinical investigation, and its safety and efficacy have not been evaluated by any regulatory authority.

Biktarvy® Demonstrates High Rates of Viral Suppression in People With HIV and Comorbidities

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

“People with HIV and comorbid conditions or pre-existing treatment resistance can often face complex and evolving treatment needs.

Key Points: 
  • “People with HIV and comorbid conditions or pre-existing treatment resistance can often face complex and evolving treatment needs.
  • The ALLIANCE trial is the first randomized clinical trial of TAF- vs TDF-based regimens in treatment naïve adults with HIV /HBV coinfection.
  • Additionally, ALLIANCE participants treated with Biktarvy exhibited numerically higher levels of HBV viral suppression and seroconversion.
  • The primary outcome measure is viral suppression rates at Week 24, defined as HIV-1 RNA ˂50 copies/mL.

Bristol Myers Squibb Announces New Data from the Long-Term DAYBREAK Study Reinforcing Efficacy and Safety of Zeposia (ozanimod) in Patients with Relapsing Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced new results from the Phase 3 DAYBREAK open-label extension trial, demonstrating the long-term efficacy and safety profile of Zeposia (ozanimod) in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Key Points: 
  • Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today announced new results from the Phase 3 DAYBREAK open-label extension trial, demonstrating the long-term efficacy and safety profile of Zeposia (ozanimod) in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • In the DAYBREAK long-term extension study, treatment with Zeposia demonstrated a low annualized relapse rate of 0.098.
  • Three- and six-month confirmed disability progression was absent in 82.8% and 84.8% of participants in the trial respectively.
  • No new safety signals emerged; data from this long-term observational study of patients treated for up to 81.5 months were consistent with the established safety profile of Zeposia.