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Esperion's LDL-lowering ETC-1002 could improve blood pressure, glycemic control
Metabolic balancing act
Monday, April 16, 2012
Most drug candidates in
development for cardiometabolic diseases focus on hitting one target and
hitting it hard. This approach can throw other parts of the system out of
whack, as illustrated by new warnings of diabetes risk added to the labels of
A more balanced approach may be Esperion
Therapeutics Inc.'s Phase II lipid modulator, which appears to have a
beneficial effect on a host of risk factors including atherogenic lipids and
lipoproteins, inflammation, blood pressure and glucose.
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