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PCSK9 Inhibitors for Cholesterol Reduction: 2015 Top 10 Medical Innovation

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Published on Oct 29, 2014

Effective statin medications have been used to reduce cholesterol in heart disease patients for over 2 decades, but some people are intolerant and cannot benefit from them. Several PCSK9 inhibitors, or injectable cholesterol lowering drugs, are in development for those who don’t benefit from statins. The FDA is expected to approve the first PCSK9 in 2015 for its ability to significantly lower LDL cholesterol to levels never seen before.

For more information about Medical Innovation Summit, visit http://summit.clevelandclinic.org/

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