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2008-09-03 09:00:04

By MARIA CHENG By Maria Cheng The Associated Press MUNICH, Germany Results so far from three studies of the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin are not enough to prove or rule out a possible link to a higher risk of cancer, so the drug should be used with caution until more is known, editors of a leading medical journal urged Tuesday.

2008-09-03 06:00:06

By Alex Berenson When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering medicine in 2002, it did so on the basis of a handful of clinical trials covering a total of 3,900 patients.

2008-09-03 07:30:00

By Steve Sternberg The editors of a leading medical journal cautioned Tuesday that, without more data, it's impossible to rule out a link between the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin and cancer.

2008-09-03 00:00:24

An editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine says more study is needed of the cholesterol-lowering drugs Zetia and Vytorin.

2008-07-25 06:00:18

By Steve Sternberg A study that unexpectedly linked the heart drug Vytorin to excess cancer deaths has provoked controversy among heart specialists worried that the drug's risks may outweigh its benefits.

2008-07-24 15:00:15

By ALICIA CHANG, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scientists may have found a way to test for and possibly avoid the most serious side effect of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, one of the top-selling medicines in the world. In rare cases, statins can cause muscle pain and weakness.

2008-07-23 15:00:31

By JANJARVIS FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. But she eventually abandoned the medication.

2008-07-22 00:00:16

By Jan Jarvis FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. However, she eventually abandoned the medication.

2008-07-17 15:01:02

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines on July 7, 2008, recommending that some children as young as 8 years old be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to ward off future heart problems. It is the strongest guidance ever given by the AAP.

2008-07-14 09:00:14

My daughter Kaitlyn is 8 years old. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, she's ready for cholesterol-lowering drugs. Yes, you read that right.


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