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Failed Merck Drug Reveals Dangers Of Niacin-Based Heart Drugs
2013-03-10 07:32:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Trials of a failed Merck-developed, niacin-based drug designed to raise “good” cholesterol levels revealed serious side effects, raising red flags about the potential future use of such medications. The drug in question, Tredaptive, was a combination of extended-release niacin and laropiprant, an experimental substance designed to help prevent facial flushing typically caused by the vitamin B derivative. The drug was...


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