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June 04, 2006

Swedish Report On Dangers of High Doses of Statins

A Swedish warning on the potential risks of using statins in high doses has triggered strong criticism from some of the top U.S. cardiologists.

The timing of the debate is apt: Recently revised recommendations in the United States call for lowering cholesterol more than ever before as a way of reducing the risk of heart disease, and that translates into more people taking statins, and in higher doses. (Excite.com)

October 12, 2005

Americans Using Statins to Lower Cholesterol

Despite the sharp rise in obesity in the United States, cholesterol levels in older Americans have fallen markedly over the past 40 years, mainly because of the introduction of statin drugs in the late 1980s, a government study found. (MSNBC)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Cholesterol

September 28, 2005

Lipitor Approved for Wider Use

The Food and Drug Administration has approved widening the pool of people who can take the popular cholesterol drug Lipitor to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack to many diabetics who have risk factors for heart disease, the drug's manufacturer announced Tuesday. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Lipitor

May 24, 2005

Crestor Side Effects Cause Concern

New research seems to challenge a Food and Drug Administration decision not to pull the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor off the market, with data showing it causes more kidney and muscle problems than rival medications. (Washington Post)

Posted by news editor | Filed under: Cholesterol

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