Drug to beat cholesterol without statin side effects could get NHS green light

A breakthrough drug can halve levels of bad cholesterol without the side effects of statins, according to major study.

Repatha is in a race to become the first new cholesterol-busting medication since statins were invented in the 1980s.

It is one of two new drugs vying to be made available on the NHS as the first alternative treatment for people who react badly to the side-effects of statins.

According to trial results presented yesterday at a medical conference in the US, taking Repatha for six months resulted in ‘significantly greater reductions’ of cholesterol than existing alternatives to statins.

Repatha is set to become the first new cholesterol-busting medication since statins were invented in the 1980s

Repatha is set to become the first new cholesterol-busting medication since statins were invented in the 1980s

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