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Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart And Stroke Risks In Diabetic Women: Study

Dan Gafney, University of Sydney The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 percent in women with type-2 diabetes, a new University of Sydney study reveals. "The finding is good news for women," says...

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2014-08-28 08:28:39

Study Meets Co-Primary Endpoints of LDL Cholesterol Reduction THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 YUKAWA-2 (StudY of LDL-Cholesterol Reduction Using a Monoclonal PCSK9 Antibody in Japanese Patients With Advanced Cardiovascular Risk) study evaluating evolocumab in combination with statin therapy in Japanese patients with high cardiovascular risk and high cholesterol met its co-primary endpoints: the percent...

2014-08-28 08:28:27

Represents First BLA Submission for a PCSK9 Inhibitor THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of high cholesterol. Evolocumab is an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a protein that reduces the liver's ability to...

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2014-08-17 02:00:52

Traci Klein, Mayo Clinic A Mayo Clinic task force challenges some recommendations in the updated guideline for cholesterol treatment unveiled by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2013. The task force concludes, based on current evidence, that not all patients encouraged to take cholesterol-lowering medications, such as statins, may benefit from them and that the guideline missed some important conditions that might benefit from medication....

2014-08-12 23:10:34

A Rise In Lipitor Lawsuit Claims Jumped In Five Months With Filings That Contend Development Of Type 2 Diabetes After Taking The Cholesterol Lowing Medication, Notes Wright & Schulte LLC Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The harmful drug attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC have learned through a Reuters analysis that Lipitor diabetes lawsuits filed against Pfizer Inc. have spiked over the past five months primarily due to all federally filed Lipitor lawsuit claims consolidated in...

2014-08-12 12:29:20

LONDON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Hypercholesterolemia Market 2014-2018https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2183843/Global-Hypercholesterolemia-Market-2014-2018.html About HypercholesterolemiaHypercholesterolemia is defined as a condition characterized by abnormally high levels of total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in the blood. High cholesterol levels, in turn, can lead to cardiovascular diseases such as...

2014-07-30 08:33:01

Primary efficacy endpoints met in all nine new trials of investigational PCSK9 inhibitor TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PARIS, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced that nine new Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met their primary efficacy endpoint of a greater percent reduction from baseline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 weeks compared to placebo...

2014-07-30 08:32:55

- Primary efficacy endpoints met in all nine new trials of investigational PCSK9 inhibitor - PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that nine new Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia met their primary efficacy endpoint of a greater percent reduction from baseline in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) at 24 weeks compared to...

2014-07-23 23:08:24

Diet Doc’s new cholesterol diet plans focus on helping people in any part of the country lose weight fast and improve their health by reducing bad cholesterol levels Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Being overweight is no longer a mere cosmetic concern. Almost every day, new research suggests that eating a diet high in processed and sugar-laden foods significantly affects overall general health and increases the risk for a host of diseases and weight related conditions, including...

2014-07-21 12:24:55

Agents That Reduce the Incidence of Cardiovascular Adverse Events Remain a Key Unmet Need for Both Physicians and Payers, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that Amgen's evolocumab (AMG-145) is set to become the clinical gold-standard among statin add-on therapies used to treat patients with dyslipidemia. The competitive advantages this proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9)...

2014-07-17 08:28:35

CARLSBAD, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced the initiation of a Phase 2 study evaluating ISIS-APO(a)(Rx) in patients with high lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Patients with high levels of Lp(a) have an increased risk of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, aortic stenosis, heart attack and stroke. ISIS-APO(a)(Rx) is designed to reduce Lp(a) by inhibiting the production of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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