News tagged with cholesterol drug
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A monthly injection of an experimental drug made by the US biotech firm Amgen reduced patients' cholesterol by up to 66 percent, according to a small study described at a US cardiology conference.
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 5
Regular use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may be associated with a modest reduction in risk for developing Parkinson disease, particularly among younger patients, according to a study in the March issue of Archives of ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP) -- Federal regulators have rejected Merck & Co.'s new combination cholesterol drug, which includes a generic version of the mega-blockbuster Lipitor - at least for now.
Medications Mar 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is revising safety information on the labels of some statins (cholesterol lowering drugs).
Cardiology Feb 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- Federal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.
Medications Feb 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mindful of lessons from a failed heart drug that cost $800 million to develop, drug companies are taking another shot at new medications that boost levels of so-called "good cholesterol," which removes cholesterol from the ...
Medications Feb 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety reveals that internet sites selling prescription statins directly to consumers are widespread, and that most websites advertising statins for sale t ...
Medications Feb 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Rapid discontinuation of the immunosuppressive steroid prednisone after a kidney transplant can help prevent serious side effects, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American So ...
Other Jan 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Working-age adults who take combinations of prescription medication may be doubling their risk of serious falls at home according to research from The University of Auckland.
Medications Jan 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the ...
Medications Jan 05, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 12
Sales of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor plunged by half barely a week after the world's top-selling drug got its first U.S. generic competition, new data show.
Medications Dec 20, 2011 | not rated yet | 3
Indian pharmaceutical giant Ranbaxy won US regulatory approval to make the first generic version of cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor, a Pfizer product whose patent expired Wednesday.
Medications Dec 01, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Pfizer's patent on the best-selling drug of all-time, the cholesterol-lowering medication Lipitor, expired on Wednesday, opening the path to generic competitors for America's most popular medication.
Medications Nov 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
(Medical Xpress) -- Toddlers receiving anti-HIV drugs have higher cholesterol levels, on average, than do their peers who do not have HIV, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.
HIV & AIDS Nov 22, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
A shot that could lower cholesterol, a connection between blood type and stroke, and how income affects heart health were among more than 4,000 papers presented this week at the American Heart Association's 84th annual scientific ...
Cardiology Nov 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0