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Regeneron’s Yancopoulos is bitter over Praluent. Can Novartis do higher?

SAN FRANCISCO — George Yancopoulos, Regeneron Pharma’s high scientist, remains to be a bit bitter concerning the industrial flop of its cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 inhibitor Praluent. At an occasion on the sidelines of J.P. Morgan Healthcare Convention on Tuesday, he additionally threw a tiny little bit of shade at Novartis, which believes it could do higher with a longer-acting PCSK9 inhibitor it acquired by the $10 billion buyout of The Medicines Firm.

Talking at an occasion organized by Medicxi Companions, Yancopoulos touted Regeneron’s capacity to develop medication at a price a lot increased than the trade common, however “a drug like Praluent ought to have been obtainable to tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals.”

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