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2014-04-02 08:26:30

First and Goal Campaign encourages small, achievable accomplishments in cholesterol management NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kurt Warner, Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP, and his wife Brenda, to launch First and Goal, a national education initiative to help people prioritize heart health. The campaign encourages the 71 million Americans living with high cholesterol to develop a personalized game plan to get...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-03-30 08:20:05

Data From Two Separate Phase 3 Studies of Evolocumab (AMG 145), a PCSK9 Inhibitor, Presented in Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session at ACC.14 - Data Add to the Three Pivotal Studies Presented Yesterday THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from two Phase 3 pivotal studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant...

2014-03-25 23:02:29

Federal litigation involving Pfizer's cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor has been consolidated before a single judge in South Carolina. (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The law firm McSweeney / Langevin continues to advise women regarding potential legal claims regarding a possible link between use of Lipitor and the development of type 2 diabetes. Recently, federal litigation involving Pfizer, and plaintiffs alleging Lipitor caused type 2 diabetes, was centralized in South Carolina following...

2014-03-24 20:23:39

DUBLIN, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zkjlpz/investigation) has announced the addition of the "Investigation Report on China Atorvastatin Market, 2009-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/zkjlpz/investigation ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The prevalence rate of abnormal blood lipid in China is lower than that in most developed...

2014-03-24 12:31:07

KANSAS CITY, Kan., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Kansas women who took Lipitor to reduce their cholesterol levels and later developed diabetes have filed Lipitor lawsuits against Pfizer, announced Robert K. Jenner, attorney with Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC. In separate filings, Alice Beems of Topeka (Case no. 2:14-cv-2088), and Nora Hammerschmidt of Plainville (Case no. 2:14-cv-2089) claim Pfizer failed to warn doctors and their patients that Lipitor, also called...

2014-03-13 17:18:53

Investigators call on drug regulators to provide clear evidence to patients on claims of drug side effects At a time when the wider prescription of statins is under renewed public scrutiny, a substantial analysis of placebo-controlled randomised trials of statins has found that only a small minority of side effects reported by those taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs are actually attributable to them. Almost all the side effects reported in these trials "occurred anyway when patients...

2014-03-11 23:30:54

Court Documents Indicate 68 Lipitor Diabetes Claims Are Now Pending in New Multidistrict Litigation, Additional Lipitor Lawsuits Expected to Be Transferred to South Carolina Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 A federal judicial panel has decided to establish a multidistrict litigation for all federally-filed Lipitor lawsuits that allege use of the statin drug caused plaintiffs to develop Type 2 diabetes, Wright & Schulte LLC reports. According to a Transfer Order issued by the U.S....

2014-02-19 23:28:21

National network of attorneys will continue consumer updates of allegations raised in Australia and maintain offer of complimentary consultations in connection with concerns announced by FDA that Lipitor and other statins increase the risk of developing diabetes. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivedrugs/lipitor-lawsuit.html Resource4thePeople today announced its latest update over litigation involving the popular anti-cholesterol medication...

2014-02-12 08:29:41

New Published Study Reveals BergaMet(TM) Added to Statins Enhances Lipid Lowering and Artery Health DENVER, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New published research reveals that a highly concentrated proprietary extract of the Calabrian bergamot fruit called BergaMet(TM) (38% citrus bergamot extract, NathealthSolutions) enhances the effect of the lipid lowering drug rosuvastatin (Crestor(TM)) when given to patients with elevated cholesterol. Led by cardiologists Franco Romeo and Vincenzo Mollace,...