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Esperion notches 2nd FDA approval with cholesterol-lowering combo Nexlizet

February 27, 2020

Esperion, aiming to reconfigure the cholesterol-lowering market, notched its first FDA approval last week for a novel drug expected to hit shelves at a rock-bottom price. Now, the company has its second green light for another cholesterol buster, and it’s looking to take the pricing fight directly to its PCSK9 competitors.

Esperion notched its second FDA approval in as many weeks Wednesday with a green light for Nexlizet (bempedoic acid-ezetimibe) to lower LDL cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol or established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the company said.

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