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Aegerion seeks US, European nods for lipid disorder drug

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Taking aim at drugs like Merck's Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) in the homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) marketplace, Massachusetts biotech Aegerion Pharmaceuticals is seeking approval in the US and Europe for its lead experimental medicine lomitapide as an adjunct to a low fat diet and other lipid-lowering therapies to reduce cholesterol in patients with the rare genetic lipid disorder.

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