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2014-09-01 23:01:31

The Firm is evaluating potential Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Lipitor diabetes injuries after taking the cholesterol-lowering statin drug. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 More than 200 Lipitor lawsuit (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) filings have been added to a federal litigation that continues to progress in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. A federal Case List published on August 15th...

2014-08-31 04:21:07

Alirocumab, an investigational treatment for hypercholesterolemia, showed a 62 percent reduction in LDL-C compared to placebo at 24 weeks on top of maximally-tolerated lipid-lowering therapy in the ODYSSEY LONG TERM trial TARRYTOWN, New York and PARIS, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) and Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) today announced detailed positive results from four Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia.(...

2014-08-31 04:20:55

- Alirocumab, an investigational treatment for hypercholesterolemia, showed a 62 percent reduction in LDL-C compared to placebo at 24 weeks on top of maximally-tolerated lipid-lowering therapy in ODYSSEY LONG TERM trial - PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced detailed positive results from four Phase 3 ODYSSEY trials of alirocumab in people with hypercholesterolemia....

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2014-08-29 03:00:19

Geoff Koehler, St. Michael's Hospital Stroke patients are 70 percent more likely to continue taking their stroke prevention medications one year later if they have a prescription in hand when discharged – according to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). Using data from 11 stroke centers, researchers determined how many Ontarians were taking their medications one week, one year and two years after having a stroke. The...

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...

2014-08-20 23:03:06

The research organization offers tips on how to help lower cholesterol. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Texas Medical Research Associates is looking for candidates to participate in their new study. The study will help test the effectiveness of a new drug looking to help lower cholesterol. People who suffer from high cholesterol may be eligible to participate in the study. According to the American Heart Association, too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to cardiovascular...

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2014-08-20 03:30:48

American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke dropped significantly in the last decade, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. “Interestingly, these improvements happened in a period when there were no real ‘miracle’ clinical advancements,” said Harlan Krumholz, M.D., S.M., lead author of the “most comprehensive report card to-date” on America’s progress in...

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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....

2014-08-15 23:07:08

Simvastatin Could Boost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Drug Pemetrexed DALLAS (PRWEB) August 15, 2014 A team of Korean researchers has found that a drug normally used to lower cholesterol could also help a commonly used chemotherapy medication kill malignant mesothelioma cells, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The results of the research team’s work was published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Oncology....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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