New data presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2023, showed Novartis’ Leqvio® (inclisiran) provided an approximate 49 percent reduction in LDL cholesterol beyond six years of clinical observation.
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With cardiovascular disease continuing to present a significant health concern, European Pharmaceutical Review’s Hannah Balfour reflects on recent development efforts and drug approvals in the space with comment from Dr Douglas Clark, Head of Medical Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim UK & Ireland.
The UK approval follows a Phase III study in which Leqvio® (inclisiran) reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 55 percent.
Ten medicines have been recommended for marketing authorisation and 10 extensions of indication have been suggested by the EMA.