8 drugs doctors wouldn't take
Heck, the PDR is medication — a humongous sleeping pill ... two other drugs of that class, Bextra and Vioxx, were pulled off the market due to a similar risk of heart damage. The caveat to the consumer? In 2004, the FDA advised doctors to consider ...
Drug Clears Clogged Arteries
A cholesterol-lowering drug has for the first ... as safe as other drugs in this class, which are generally considered to be well tolerated, Nissen said. But he acknowledged more research is needed to make sure it or other statins at high doses could ...
New Guidelines for Cholesterol Treatments Represent “Huge Change”
New guidelines would double the number of Americans on cholesterol-lowering drugs. Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN wondered on Twitter whether we are “waving the white flag ... approved statins came off patent, so the cost of the medications has plummeted ...
Bad cholesterol: It’s not what you think
For decades, a tidy narrative about the relationship between LDL cholesterol and heart disease has affected everything from the food we eat to the drugs we take ... Interestingly, statins may help men who want to reduce their small-LDL levels.
A Second Bullet For Cholesterol
There is nothing the pharmaceutical industry likes better than a pill that can reduce the risk of disease for millions of people if taken every day. In other words, drugmakers love statins. These cholesterol ... a new class of blockbuster drugs.