New antiplatelet drug Kengreal approved by US FDA

New antiplatelet drug Kengreal approved by US FDA

FDA approves new antiplatelet drug used during heart procedure – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Kengreal (cangrelor), an intravenous antiplatelet drug that prevents formation of harmful blood clots in the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart.

New cholesterol drug alirocumab halved number of heart attacks and strokes

New drug alirocumab halved number of heart attacks and strokes – An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, revealed by researchers at the European Society of Cardiology yearly gathering in Barcelona.