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2011-12-27 15:45:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers (http://www.crestorsideeffectslawyers.com/). Recent studies have linked Crestor to a number of serious and possibly deadly side effects, including cardiomyopathy, kidney problems and diabetes. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new Crestor website, Crestor Side Effects Lawyers...

Cholesterol Drugs Equally Effective In Reducing Plaque
2011-11-15 13:32:45

A new study has found that Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor and AstraZeneca's Crestor cholesterol drugs are both equally effective in treating coronary artery disease. Crestor caused a bigger drop in LDL cholesterol than Lipitor, but they both tied when it came to reducing plaque.  LDL cholesterol is the bad kind that can cause build-up of plaque inside the arteries. "The good thing is that these are both effective drugs," Stephen Nicholls, clinical director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for...

New Combination Drug For Diabetes, Cholesterol Approved
2011-10-08 04:56:39

Regulators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved a new combination drug that will combine medicines used to treat diabetes and reduce cholesterol, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Alina Selyukh of Reuters, the new drug comes from Merck and is called Juvisync. It will combine the company's product Januvia, a medicine used to lower high blood sugar in type 2 diabetes patients, with simvastatin, a "commonly prescribed statin" which is used in...

2011-08-29 23:30:00

CrestorCardiomyopathyLawyer.com aims to provide information about the possible risks of Crestor®. Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring CrestorCardiomyopathyLawyer.com, an online resource that intends to provide people with information about the potential risks of Crestor®. According to Flood Law Group, LLP, patients who are diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and who were treated with Crestor® might be eligible for compensation. (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 Cardiomyopathy...

2011-08-10 07:00:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) today announced that its subsidiary, Watson Laboratories, Inc., has received tentative approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its rosuvastatin zinc 5, 10, 20 and 40 mg tablets. Watson's rosuvastatin zinc tablets are a new salt form of AstraZeneca's Crestor® (rosuvastatin calcium) tablets. On July 15, 2010, Watson Laboratories, Inc., filed a New Drug...

2011-07-15 09:30:00

EDISON, N.J., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crestor and Zocor are widely-used prescription strength drugs designed to lower "bad cholesterol". Both drugs are classified as "statins", medicine which lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase. This group of drugs has had a controversial history, starting with Baycol, a drug similar to Crestor and Zocor, touted as a "super statin" before its recall from the market. Despite numerous objections from medical researchers and...

2011-06-28 06:01:00

LONDON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira will assume Lipitor's crown as the world's biggest selling drug, while Pfizer will cling on to its ranking as the biggest seller of prescription medicines through to 2016, according to the World Preview 2016 (second edition) report published today by EvaluatePharma, the premier provider of pharma and biotech analysis. Lipitor's patent expiry this year precipitates the steepest decline in the...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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