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.
What is Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? (And a comment on Soy)
I was sorry to read over at Megan McArdle’s blog over at the Atlantic yesterday that she has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis ... In most cases, the end result of Hashimoto’s is that you have to take thyroid hormone in pill form for the rest of your life.
Statins: combined pill for diabetes and heart disease in pipeline
The drugs both ... Many are put on statins to lower the levels of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in their blood, which is proven to reduce the number of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. However, now scientists are examining a new class of drug ...
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.