News tagged with cholesterol lowering drugs
Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs may also reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer, study finds
Men with prostate cancer who take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins are significantly less likely to die from their cancer than men who don't take such medication, according to study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson ...
Cancer May 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
Internet searches on health symptoms can be used to identify drug side effects and could be used to develop a new kind of early warning system to boost drug safety, indicates a study published online in the Journal of th ...
Medications Mar 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—It's the season of joy, peace and goodwill, but it's also the time of year that brings a spike in heart attacks with most occurring on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Cardiology Dec 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Problem-plagued Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. has halted production of generic cholesterol drug Lipitor while it investigates how tiny glass particles got into the ingredients used for dozens of batches of the drug that were ...
Medications Nov 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—An experimental drug may help patients who can't tolerate statins lower their cholesterol, a new Australian study suggests.
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 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 continues to exceed comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.) ...
Medications Nov 01, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1
A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds that despite declining death rates, cancer has surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. In 2009, the most recent year for ...
Cancer Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
More patients aged 75 and over should be prescribed drugs to help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, a study published today in the British Medical Journal suggests.
Cardiology Jul 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs appear to be associated with reduced risk of recurrent cardiovascular events in men and women, but do not appear to be associated with reduced all-cause mortality or stroke in women, according ...
Cardiology Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(AP) -- The clock is ticking: The first National Alzheimer's Plan sets a deadline of 2025 to finally find effective ways to treat, or at least stall, the mind-destroying disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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 |
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
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
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
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