Novartis Aims Canakinumab At Targeted CV Patients
New CANTOS analyses show that the "lower is better" mantra applies to inflammation as well as LDL-cholesterol. Novartis hopes they will lead canakinumab to becoming the first targeted anti-inflammatory therapy for heart attack patients, but hurdles lie ahead.
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