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2014-04-28 13:23:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Statins are drugs designed to lower cholesterol in individuals at increased risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study has suggests that these drugs are giving people a false sense of security. According to the study, published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, individuals taking statins between 2009 and 2010 were consuming more calories and fat compared to those who used statins 10 years earlier. "We believe that this is...

2014-04-27 23:00:42

The Firm is actively evaluating Lipitor lawsuit claims on behalf of individuals who allege their use of the cholesterol-lowering medication caused them to develop Type 2 diabetes. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 In just over a month, nearly 200 new Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/ ) have been filed in a federal litigation underway in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to...

2014-04-15 23:15:08

National network of attorneys continues to offer no-cost consultations to consumers over allegations that Lipitor and other statins increase the risk of developing diabetes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/lipitor-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople today announced today the scheduling of a key court hearing involving litigation* containing allegations that the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor may cause patients to develop diabetes....

2014-04-11 23:01:14

The Firm is evaluating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly developed Type-2 diabetes due to their use of the statin medication. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 As hundreds of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study that examines the potential impact of new statin guidelines issued last year by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart...

2014-04-04 23:00:54

The Firm is evaluating Lipitor Lawsuits on behalf of patients who developed new-onset Type 2 diabetes, allegedly due to Lipitor. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) that allege the use of the cholesterol-lowering statin caused patients to develop new-onset Type 2 diabetes continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-04-01 23:01:23

The Firm is investigating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of patients who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 As Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/ ) filed on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin continue to mount in federal court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the release of two new studies which suggest...

2014-04-01 08:28:50

New investigational PCSK9 inhibitor shown to significantly reduce LDL-C among Japanese patients BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the first Phase 2 study with alirocumab, an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9), in Japanese patients met its primary endpoint. The results...

2014-03-31 12:28:14

Data demonstrates that the NMR LipoProfile® test provides clinically reliable information to help reduce cardiovascular events, especially in patients with diabetes and those on statin therapy WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, today announced data showing that...

2014-03-31 12:07:41

In an analysis of almost 11,000 patients, an assessment of equations that help guide whether a patient should begin taking a statin (cholesterol lowering medication) found that observed and predicted 5-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risks were similar, suggesting that these equations are helpful for clinical decision making, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with presentation at the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The American...

2014-03-31 12:02:52

Application of U.S. and European cholesterol guidelines to a European population found that proportions of individuals eligible for statins differed substantially, with one U.S. guideline recommending statins for nearly all men and two-thirds of women, proportions exceeding those of the other guidelines, according to a JAMA study released online to coincide with the 2014 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions. The common approach in cardiovascular disease (CVD) primary...


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