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2009-02-17 13:25:00

Less than one percent of children aged 12 to 17 are likely to need drug treatments for high cholesterol, according to a new study. Researchers took data of about 10,000 kids from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1999 to 2006 for participants aged 6 to 17 years. Of those, about 2,700 in the 12-to-17 group had LDL levels measured. About 5 percent to 7 percent of those youth had elevated LDL. Additionally, researchers concluded that about 0.8 percent of adolescents...

2009-01-14 13:03:00

American Heart Association rapid access journal report: Study highlights: -- Cholesterol-lowering drug adherence drops with an increase in VA prescription co-payments. -- The odds of going for 90 straight days without medication was three times higher among patients in the all co-payment group and twice as high in patients in the some co-payment group when compared to the exempt group (received prescriptions without a co-payment). -- Researchers suggest charging lower co-payments for...

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2009-01-09 13:50:00

The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday backed the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin following a review lasting almost one year.Agency officials said patients should not stop taking Vytorin or other drugs in its class, noting they observed no significant difference in carotid artery thickness between patients taking Merck, Schering-Plough's Vytorin and patients taking the drug Zocor.What's more, levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol decreased by 56 percent in the Vytorin group compared to...

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2008-12-09 11:55:38

Pregnant women or those hoping to start or extend a family should avoid using the cholesterol-lowering drugs statins, say scientists. Current clinical guidelines already recommend that women who are pregnant should stop taking statins but the advice is based on the knowledge that cholesterol is essential for normal fetal development. Indeed, a 2007 study examining the risk of congenital anomalies in children of pregnant women using statins suggested that the detrimental effects of the drugs...

2008-11-14 12:00:22

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, a new study is providing direct evidence that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins can prevent heart attacks, strokes and deaths among women. The study, released Sunday at the American Heart Association's conference in New Orleans, found that statins can cut heart attacks and strokes by about half -- even among people with normal cholesterol levels. About 40 percent of the study's participants were women, making...

2008-11-13 00:00:19

A Michigan State University researcher says she is studying whether a popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs -- statins -- may cause muscle problems. Jill Slade, assistant professor of radiology and osteopathic manipulative medicine at Michigan State University, says there is accumulating evidence that the effect statins can have on skeletal muscle -- including muscle weakness, fatigue and deterioration -- is underestimated. "Statins work by preventing cholesterol from forming,"...

2008-11-10 18:00:05

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WomenHeart today urged women to talk with their doctors about heart disease risk factors in light of new research demonstrating the impact of statin therapy (cholesterol-lowering drugs) on cardiovascular events in women. The study, called JUPITER, found that statin therapy prevents heart attacks, strokes and deaths in women - even those with normal cholesterol levels and no signs of heart disease. "These new findings underscore the importance...

2008-10-29 12:00:07

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) holds U.S. and global patent rights for the use of statin drugs for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The newly published results of a major long-term study (J Neurol NeuroSurg Psychiatry Oct. 17, 2008) now provides powerful new evidence that taking statins substantially reduces the risk of AD. In this comprehensive study, researchers in The Netherlands found that older men and women who took statin drugs during the...

2008-10-20 12:00:10

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ:NYMX) holds U.S. and global patent rights for the use of statin drugs for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD), including for patients at risk for AD because of vascular-related risk factors or disease. An important new study has found that ongoing statin drug use was associated with a 67% reduction in the risk of AD (Current Alzheimer Research 2008; 5: 416-421). The authors concluded that the "data suggest that statins produce a...

2008-09-30 12:00:15

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has determined statins do not increase the incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. The FDA's review began in 2007 after the agency received a higher-than-expected number of reports of ALS developing in patients taking statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs. But officials said subsequent data from 41 long-term controlled clinical trials showed no increased incidence of the disease in patients treated with a statin...


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