High cholesterol contender Esperion slips on safety concerns, stock sinks 30%
Esperion’s stock is sliding south Wednesday morning following news that the company’s high cholesterol drug may have some safety concerns.
Overall, the company reported positive results from its Phase III trial of the drug, called bempedoic acid. The therapy met its primary endpoint on safety while lowering patients’ bad cholesterol by 20% over 12 weeks. But that wasn’t enough to appease investors, as the safety data raised a few eyebrows.
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