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Alnylam says heart disease drug meets goal in late-stage trial

A label expansion could be around the corner for drug Onpattro after the pharmaceutical firm reports positive results for patients with a specific type of heart disease.

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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s Onpattro met the main goal of a late-stage trial in patients with a form of heart disease, paving the way for the company to seek wider approval from US regulators.

The drug is already cleared to treat nerve disease caused by transthyretin amyloidosis, a disorder where misfolded protein accumulates in certain tissues. Alnylam is now seeking to use the drug in people whose hearts can’t function properly because of deposits of the harmful material.

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