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Hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia or dyslipidemia is the presence of raised or abnormal levels of lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. Lipids (fatty molecules) are transported in a protein capsule, and the density of the lipids and type of protein determines the fate of the particle and its influence on metabolism.
Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. [More]
UCSF/Daiichi Sankyo establish drug-discovery collaboration focused on neurodegenerative diseases

UCSF/Daiichi Sankyo establish drug-discovery collaboration focused on neurodegenerative diseases

Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) and UC San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that they have established a drug-discovery collaboration focused on developing novel therapeutics and molecular diagnostics for multiple neurodegenerative diseases. [More]
Enrollment commences for Daiichi Sankyo's ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study in NVAF patients

Enrollment commences for Daiichi Sankyo's ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study in NVAF patients

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited today announced that it has started enrolling patients into the ENSURE-AF multinational phase 3 study, which will evaluate the efficacy and safety of its investigational oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor edoxaban compared to enoxaparin/warfarin for the prevention of stroke and other blood clot complications in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) undergoing electrical cardioversion (low-energy shocks to trigger normal heart rhythm). [More]
Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from three Phase 3 studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant reduction of 55-66 percent in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to placebo in patients with high cholesterol. [More]
Amgen announces results from Phase 3 TESLA Trial of evolocumab in patients with HoFH

Amgen announces results from Phase 3 TESLA Trial of evolocumab in patients with HoFH

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 TESLA (Trial Evaluating PCSK9 Antibody in Subjects with LDL Receptor Abnormalities) trial evaluating evolocumab met its primary endpoint of the percent reduction from baseline at week 12 in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). [More]
Treatable factors linked to blood pressure variability in diabetes

Treatable factors linked to blood pressure variability in diabetes

Some factors that are associated with variability in home blood pressure in patients with Type 2 diabetes may be open to intervention, research suggests. [More]
Viewpoints: Decoupling jobs and insurance; overblown fear: Medicaid willl take my house

Viewpoints: Decoupling jobs and insurance; overblown fear: Medicaid willl take my house

Three blog posts and a column should probably suffice to cover the debate over Obamacare and work incentives, but I don't want to let the topic drop without first stepping back and talking about the actual health policy disagreement here. [More]
Research roundup: Value-based insurance; telemedicine in nursing homes; advance care planning

Research roundup: Value-based insurance; telemedicine in nursing homes; advance care planning

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. [More]
Blood pressure lowering linked with reduced risk for cognitive decline in patients with T2DM

Blood pressure lowering linked with reduced risk for cognitive decline in patients with T2DM

Intensive blood pressure and cholesterol lowering was not associated with reduced risk for diabetes-related cognitive decline in older patients with long-standing type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a study by Jeff D. Williamson, M.D., M.H.S., of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C., and colleagues. [More]

More antipsychotic medications prescribed to children and adolescents in Germany

Increasing numbers of children and adolescents are being given antipsychotic drugs in Germany, as Christian Bachmann and colleagues found out in a study published in the current issue of Deutsches -rzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2014; 111(3): 25 - 40). The authors used routine insurance data of the Barmer GEK statutory health insurance company to analyze antipsychotic prescriptions for this age group from 2005 to 2012. [More]
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals' Iclusig now commercially available to patients in the U.S.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the commercial availability of Iclusig (ponatinib) for adult patients with refractory chronic myeloid leukemia and Philadelphia-chromosome positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia in the United States. ARIAD has begun shipping Iclusig to Biologics, Inc., its exclusive specialty pharmacy, which is now filling prescriptions from physicians and distributing the cancer medicine to patients. [More]

Daiichi Sankyo submits Marketing Authorization Application for edoxaban to EMA

Daiichi Sankyo, Company Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that the Marketing Authorization Application for its investigational, oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor edoxaban has been submitted to the European Medicines Agency. [More]
Amgen reports that Phase 3 DESCARTES study for high cholesterol meets primary endpoint

Amgen reports that Phase 3 DESCARTES study for high cholesterol meets primary endpoint

Amgen today announced that the Phase 3 DESCARTES (Durable Effect of PCSK9 Antibody CompARed wiTh PlacEbo Study) study evaluating the long-term 52-week safety and efficacy of evolocumab for the treatment of high cholesterol met its primary endpoint of percent reduction from baseline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at week 52. [More]

Daiichi Sankyo submits LIXIANA supplemental NDA for review in Japan

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced that it has submitted a supplemental New Drug Application for its oral, once-daily direct factor Xa-inhibitor LIXIANA® (Edoxaban Tosilate Hydrate) for review by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Daiichi Sankyo is seeking approval in Japan for edoxaban in new indications for non-valvular atrial fibrillation and symptomatic venous thromboembolism. [More]
Alnylam initiates Phase II study with ALN-TTRsc for treatment of ATTR

Alnylam initiates Phase II study with ALN-TTRsc for treatment of ATTR

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that it has initiated a pilot Phase II study with ALN-TTRsc, a subcutaneously delivered RNAi therapeutic targeting the transthyretin gene in development for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis. [More]
Texas Children's Heart Center opens Center for Preventive Cardiology

Texas Children's Heart Center opens Center for Preventive Cardiology

Texas Children's Heart Center is proud to announce the opening of the Center for Preventive Cardiology, which is designed to medically manage the risk factors of acquired heart disease in children. The center is the only one of its kind in Texas that offers multidisciplinary, specialized care for children with these risk factors or who have a strong family history of cardiac disease, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure or the diagnosis of Kawasaki disease. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo presents subgroup analysis of Hokusai-VTE study at ASH annual meeting

Daiichi Sankyo presents subgroup analysis of Hokusai-VTE study at ASH annual meeting

Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced results of a prespecified subgroup analysis of 771 cancer patients enrolled in the phase 3 Hokusai-VTE study. [More]
Alnylam presents new pre-clinical data with ALN-AT3 for treatment of hemophilia and RBD

Alnylam presents new pre-clinical data with ALN-AT3 for treatment of hemophilia and RBD

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading RNAi therapeutics company, announced today that it has presented new pre-clinical data with ALN-AT3, a subcutaneously administered RNAi therapeutic targeting antithrombin (AT) for the treatment of hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders (RBD), at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held December 7 - 10, 2013 in New Orleans. [More]
Nocturia common in Japanese patients

Nocturia common in Japanese patients

Results from an outpatient-based study indicate that nocturia is common among Japanese patients, with men, the elderly, and those with hypertension at the greatest risk. [More]

Study evaluates effect of structured weight reduction program on atrial fibrillation symptoms

Hany S. Abed, B.Pharm., M.B.B.S., of the University of Adelaide and Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia and colleagues evaluated the effect of a structured weight reduction program on atrial fibrillation symptoms. [More]