US FDA Approves Regeneron’s Cholesterol Drug in Children

This Wednesday, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has approved its drug Evkeeza for use in children with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH), between 5-11 years of age.

HoFH – an inherited condition, is a rare disorder that causes high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and predisposes to premature cardiovascular diseases. In 2021, this drug gained approval as an additional treatment with other lipid-lowering therapies for children with HoFH, aged 12 years and above.

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