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AstraZeneca’s heart drug gets FDA nod

A man walks past a sign at an AstraZeneca site in Macclesfield

(Reuters) – AstraZeneca Plc said on Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its drug for reducing the risk of a first heart attack or stroke in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease.

The FDA approval was based on positive results from a late-stage trial of the drug, Brilinta, along with aspirin, which showed a statistically significant reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events, when compared to aspirin alone.

(Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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