ACC Recognizes PA Title Change to Physician Associate 

We are thrilled to share the official writeup for Physician Associates in ACC’s Cardiology Magazine, with comment from our APAC President Viet Le, PA-C FACC FAHA. Following endorsement by the ACC’s Cardiovascular Team Section PA Work Group and Membership Committee, the ACC Board of Trustees recently approved use of the “Physician Associate” designation in future…

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ASPC Announces Official Program Covering the ABCs of Preventive Cardiology at Premier Annual Congress on CVD Prevention

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC) announces the official program for the ASPC 2022 Congress on CVD Prevention, scheduled July 29-31, 2022 in Louisville, KY. The program covers the “ABCs of Preventive Cardiology” over the 2.5 day live, in-person program, and can be found on aspconline.org/2022congress. Included in the 2022 program…

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Jardiance® phase III EMPA-KIDNEY trial will stop early due to clear positive efficacy in people with chronic kidney disease

OXFORD, United Kingdom and RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The EMPA-KIDNEY trial, evaluating the effect of Jardiance® (empagliflozin) in adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD), will stop early based on a recommendation from the trial’s Independent Data Monitoring Committee. This follows a formal interim assessment that met prespecified criteria for positive efficacy, announced the Medical Research Council (MRC) Population…

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REGENERON AND ULTRAGENYX COLLABORATE TO COMMERCIALIZE EVKEEZA® (EVINACUMAB) OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

Evkeeza is a first-in-class medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European Commission (EC) to treat an ultra-rare inherited form of high cholesterol TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. today announced a license and collaboration agreement for Ultragenyx to clinically develop, commercialize and distribute Evkeeza® (evinacumab)…

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FDA Approval of LEQVIO(R) (inclisiran)

Novartis has announced that LEQVIO® (inclisiran) has been approved by the FDA for patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) who need to further lower their bad cholesterol, despite being on a maximally tolerated statin. If interested, the LEQVIO full prescribing information can be found here: https://www.novartis.us/sites/www.novartis.us/files/leqvio.pdf Novartis is committed to continuing their work with the…

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