FDA panel backs volanesorsen approval

FDA's Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 12-8 to approve Waylivra volanesorsen from Akcea Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AKCA) to treat familial chylomicronemia syndrome, a rare lipid disorder that results from lipoprotein lipase deficiency.

The company is developing the antisense inhibitor of apolipoprotein C-III (APOCIII;

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