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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.).
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 two main ways to prevent and control influenza today are annual immunization and antiviral drugs.
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.
Statins side effects are the main reason a reported 59% of all patients prescribed Statins therapy stop taking them within one year.
Healthy people may derive no benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statins, according to a review of previous studies.
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.
The use of statins among a group of postmenopausal women did not reduce the risk for colorectal cancer.
Statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease.
A systematic review of the medical literature supports the hypothesis that statins, cholesterolâ€lowering drugs used to prevent cardiac problems, are associated with reduced risk of colon and rectal cancers.
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