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Nonstatin CholesterolLowering Drugs Show Promise
So the opportunity to supplement statin therapy, which will always be the foundation for lowering cholesterol, is an exciting prospect,” says Dr. James Januzzi, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and professor of medicine at …
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Statins May Lower Stroke Risk in Seniors
Cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the risk of stroke in older adults who appear to be healthy, according to a new study. The study involved more than 7,400 people ages 65 and older (whose average age was 74) living in three cities in France, who …
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Non-statin cholesterol lowering drugs showing promise
For the last 25 years or so, doctors have reported that statins — cholesterol lowering drugs — such as Lipitor have been the gold standard when it comes to reducing bad cholesterol, but at least 20 percent of the population can't tolerate them. No …
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EU Decision on New LipidLowering Drug Expected This Week
They work differently from statins, which block the liver's production of LDL cholesterol in the first place. Both Amgen and Sanofi have filed for approval of their drugs based on trials showing that they lower LDL in patients whose cholesterol is not …
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