ome Friday morning, Amgen will reveal whether its costly, much-discussed new cholesterol drug will live up to blockbuster expectations — or become a cautionary tale in biopharma lore.

At the American Cardiology Conference in Washington, D.C., Amgen will present results from a 27,000-patient study determining whether its drug can reduce patients’ risk of heart attack and stroke, with sweeping ramifications for payers, patients, investors, and pharma.

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  • My cholesterol in September of 2016 was 240 and my LDL was 167 and here in March of 2017 after only 3 injections of Praluent 75 mg. My cholesterol is now 114 and my LDL is 37. Pretty amazing

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