Esperion's cholesterol drug succeeds in mid-stage study

March 27 (Reuters) - Esperion Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday a mid-stage study of its experimental oral drug met the main goal of reducing cholesterol.

Esperion's 8-week study tested a 180 mg per day dose of its drug, bempedoic acid, versus a placebo in 58 patients with high cholesterol.

Shares of the company were up 2.17 percent at $73.35 in premarket trading. (Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru)