The Medicines Co. CEO Timney On Selling Inclisiran And Why Big Pharma Is Still Interested In CV Disease
Mark Timney took over the helm at The Medicines Company in December with a singular focus: wrapping up the Phase III program for inclisiran and finding a buyer for the cholesterol-lowering drug.
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The Medicines Co. unveiled Phase III safety data for inclisiran showing safety and tolerability comparable to placebo and efficacy in line with the PCSK9 inhibitor class – which should be the reassurance it needs for the oral agent.
Looking to be a game-changer with a highly effective LDL-C-lowering agent dosed twice annually, The Medicines Company says inclisiran met efficacy endpoints in a large Phase III study. But observers await fuller data, including safety details.
A court in Dusseldorf ruled that Praluent infringes a patent for Amgen's better-selling PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha, saying that Sanofi and Regeneron must stop selling their biologic in Germany. It's unclear whether there will be any readthrough to ongoing patent disputes in other countries.