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2011-05-30 07:21:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The world's first international polypill trial has shown that a four-in-one combination pill can halve the predicted risk of heart disease and stroke. The once-a-day polypill contains aspirin and agents to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.These drugs are currently prescribed separately to millions of patients and are known individually to cut the risk of disease, but many experts believe that combining them into a single pill will encourage people to take the...

2011-05-26 13:27:23

The world's first international polypill trial has shown that a four-in-one combination pill can halve the predicted risk of heart disease and stroke. The results are published online today in the open access journal PLoS One. The once-a-day polypill contains aspirin and agents to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. These drugs are currently prescribed separately to millions of patients and are known individually to cut the risk of disease, but many experts believe that combining them into...

2011-03-22 00:27:00

For a patient at high risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), keeping up with what pills to take at different times of the day can be tedious. Window sills lined with prescription bottles "“ a pill for cholesterol, another for blood pressure, and an aspirin to keep blood thin and flowing "“ the list can get quite long and, as a result, many people, especially the elderly, often forget doses or take the wrong pill at the wrong time. But what if there was a single pill that had all...

2009-04-02 09:33:21

 A five-in-one pill that may cut a person's risk of cardiovascular disease by 50 to 60 percent was well-tolerated by participants in the first study to evaluate the pill in humans.Polycap, or the "polypill," is a combination of three blood pressure lowering drugs, a statin and aspirin.Researchers examined the impact of the polypill and eight other drug therapies on cardiovascular health measures like blood cholesterol and heart rate in 2,053 participants in India. Throughout the 12-week,...

2009-03-31 08:15:00

Test confirms antiplatelet effectiveness of aspirin in new super pill ORLANDO, Fla. and DENVER, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX) announced today that its AspirinWorks Test was used by investigators in The Indian POLYCAP Study (TIPS) to help determine patients' response to aspirin and/or statin therapy. The TIPS trial examined the effect of combinations of aspirin, statin and three blood-pressure-lowering drugs on blood pressure,...

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2009-03-30 13:30:00

A major study has found promising new results for an experimental pill that could serve as a one-size-fits-most treatment to prevent heart attacks and stroke. The so-called "polypill" is made up of aspirin, three blood pressure-lowering drugs and a cholesterol-lowering statin drug. Researchers noted that the polypill proved to be equally as effective as each of its components are when taken alone. Additionally, they found that the polypill could effectively cut a person's risk of heart...

2006-09-02 07:14:19

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain could lead the world with the launch in 2009 or 2010 of the first three-in-one "polypill" to prevent heart attacks, a top cardiologist advising on the project said on Saturday. If successful, the combo pill would be rolled out next in China and then across the globe, giving doctors a new weapon in the battle against heart disease, World Heart Federation President Valentin Fuster said. The polypill...

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2006-09-02 07:10:00

By Ben Hirschler, European Pharmaceuticals Correspondent BARCELONA -- Spain could lead the world with the launch in 2009 or 2010 of the first three-in-one "polypill" to prevent heart attacks, a top cardiologist advising on the project said on Saturday. If successful, the combo pill would be rolled out next in China and then across the globe, giving doctors a new weapon in the battle against heart disease, World Heart Federation President Valentin Fuster said. The polypill would include...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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