Sanofi, Regeneron cholesterol drug also effective in monthly doses

January 9, 2015 2:10 PM

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Sanofi, Regeneron cholesterol drug also effective in monthly doses

(Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals was found to be effective in lowering "bad" cholesterol even when administered once every four weeks, instead of every two weeks.

The drug, alirocumab, belongs to an emerging class of injectable drugs that block a naturally occurring protein called PCSK9, which inhibits the liver from expelling "bad" LDL cholesterol.

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