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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...

2014-03-31 09:39:28

Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may offer added benefit for men with erectile dysfunction Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Erectile dysfunction is common in older men, especially among those with cardiovascular risk factors...

2014-03-29 16:20:11

Data From Three Separate Phase 3 Studies of Evolocumab (AMG 145), a PCSK9 Inhibitor, Presented as Featured Clinical Research at ACC.14 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from three Phase 3 studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant reduction of 55-66 percent in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...

2014-03-28 08:26:53

U.S. Healthcare Professionals Now Can Perform Lab-Accurate Lipid and Liver Diagnostics with a simple fingerstick using the Piccolo® Blood Chemistry Analyzer. UNION CITY, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Food and Drug Administration granted CLIA waived status for capillary draw for CHOL, HDL and TRIG. Combined with existing CLIA waived tests for...

Key To Curbing Lifetime Heart Disease Risk Is Knowing True Age Of Your Heart
2014-03-27 13:31:06

BMJ-British Medical Journal Part of new risk assessment which aims to put patients in driving seat and start prevention early The Joint British Societies' consensus recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (JBS3), which have been drawn up by 11 UK professional societies and charitable organizations, are based on the latest available scientific evidence. They emphasize the importance of putting patients in the driving seat and starting preventive action early on,...

2014-03-27 04:20:44

Companies to Host Investor Conference Call on Alirocumab on March 31 at 9 AM EDT PARIS and TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that data from alirocumab clinical studies will be presented at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C. March 29-31. Alirocumab is an investigational monoclonal antibody targeting PCSK9 (proprotein...

2014-03-26 23:31:29

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) March 26, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/lipitor-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople today announced an important legal update for consumers who are interested in litigation involving allegations that the anti-cholesterol medication Lipitor may cause patients to develop...

2014-03-25 23:03:54

The Firm is evaluating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statins. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Hundreds of Lipitor lawsuits (http://www.thelipitorlawsuit.com/) that allege use of the statin drug caused patients to develop new-onset Type 2 diabetes have begun to move forward in a multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina. According to an Order...

2014-03-24 20:23:34

Five Phase 3 Studies With Evolocumab (AMG 145) to be Featured in Late-Breaking and Clinical Research Presentations - Data Form the Basis of Global Filing Plan THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that it will present pivotal Phase 3 data from five clinical studies evaluating evolocumab (AMG 145), an investigational fully human monoclonal antibody that inhibits PCSK9, a protein that reduces the liver's ability to remove low-density...

Multiple Sclerosis May Benefit From Statins
2014-03-19 10:09:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At first, multiple sclerosis is recognized by sporadic neurological symptoms – a condition called relapsing-remitting MS. Within a decade or so, greater than 50 percent of patients acquire secondary progressive MS, a continuous deterioration of symptoms and boost in disability. Currently, there are no approved drugs for treating this later stage of the disease. However, a newly published study in the UK medical journal The Lancet has...


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