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2012-01-06 09:59:50

In the United States, the cost paid for statins (drugs to lower cholesterol) in people under the age of 65 who have private insurance is approximately 400 percent higher than comparable costs paid by the government in the United Kingdom (U.K.). These findings, from the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program, are the first results of a comprehensive comparison of prescription drug costs between the U.S. and U.K. The study appears on-line in...

Study Shows Statins May Reduce Influenza Deaths
2011-12-15 07:53:32

A new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases has found that statins, which are used to lower cholesterol, may aid in the treatment of influenza along with anti-viral medications and annual immunization. The study, which was observational, evaluated the association between patients who took statin drugs and influenza related deaths. Thirty-three percent of the 3,043 hospitalized patients were given statins prior to or during their hospitalizations. Those patients not...

2011-12-14 11:59:47

The two main ways to prevent and control influenza today are annual immunization and antiviral drugs. A team of investigators has found that statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs, may offer an additional treatment to complement these approaches and reduce mortality among patients hospitalized with influenza. The findings are published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and are now available online. In an observational study led by Meredith L. Vandermeer, MPH, then with the Oregon Public...

2011-08-29 11:27:39

The death rate among patients prescribed a statin in a major trial that ended in 2003 is still lower than those given a placebo, even though most participants in both groups have been taking statins ever since. ASCOT, the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial, was stopped early because the statin was so effective at preventing heart attacks and strokes, but a new analysis has shown that eight years on, the most significant difference between the groups is a reduction in deaths from...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Statins side effects are the main reason a reported 59% of all patients prescribed Statins therapy stop taking them within one year. The millions of Americans that are now going untreated can benefit from all natural therapies that have been shown to be safe, effective and affordable reports Solana Health. Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Today, statins side effects and their cost are the main reasons more than half of all patients prescribed statins therapy stop taking them within a...

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2011-01-19 10:35:00

Healthy people may derive no benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statins, according to a review of previous studies. The report, published in The Cochrane Library concluded that statins reduced death rates in high-risk patients but said there was no evidence to justify their use in people at low risk of developing heart disease. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends statins for people who have a 20 percent or greater chance of developing cardiovascular...

2010-11-17 17:37:47

Widely prescribed for their cholesterol-lowering properties, recent clinical research indicates that statins can produce a second, significant health benefit: lowering the risk of severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia and sepsis. A new explanation for these findings has been discovered by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, who describe for the first time how statins activate the...

2010-11-08 19:43:12

The use of statins among a group of postmenopausal women did not reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a prospective analysis of data from the large population-based Women's Health Initiative (WHI). "The results of our study are consistent with the majority of the literature suggesting no significant reduction in colorectal cancer risk among users of statins," said Michael S. Simon, M.D., professor of oncology in the department of oncology at Wayne State...

2010-10-26 12:44:23

Statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease, according to a new statistical study by a drug safety expert at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The findings could provide the basis for randomized, controlled clinical trials to test the efficacy of the drugs as anti-epileptic medication. The study, based on a database of 2,400 Quebec residents aged...

2010-10-18 16:32:57

A systematic review of the medical literature supports the hypothesis that statins, cholesterol"lowering drugs used to prevent cardiac problems, are associated with reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers. A comprehensive analysis by investigators at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, included 22 scientific studies with more than 2.5 million combined participants. "Statin use was associated with a statistically significant reduction in colorectal cancer," explained Jewel...


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