Stock Insights on Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ

March 16, 2015 1:38 PM

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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:REGN) and sanofi announced that 18-month (78-week) results of a Phase 3 trial of Praluent(TM) (alirocumab), an investigational therapy, involving 2,341 high risk patients with hypercholesterolemia were published online in The New England Journal of Medicine. In the ODYSSEY LONG TERM trial, Praluent 150 mg every two weeks reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C or “bad” cholesterol) by an additional 62 percent at week 24 when compared to placebo, the primary efficacy endpoint of the study, with consistent LDL-C lowering maintained over 78 weeks.

“These results demonstrated the durable efficacy for Praluent when added to maximally-tolerated statin therapy and further reinforce its generally consistent safety profile,” said Jennifer Robinson, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Prevention Intervention Center, Professor, Departments of Epidemiology ...

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