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High-dose rosuvastatin shrinks coronary plaque in heart attack patients
One year of treatment with the highest dose of the cholesterol-lowering drug rosuvastatin can shrink plaque inside the arteries of patients who have had a certain type of heart attack known as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction , according to a new study presented today at ESC Congress 2014.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Personal Injury Law News
South Carolina Litigation Adds 200 Lipitor Lawsuits in a Month, as...
The Firm is evaluating potential Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Lipitor diabetes injuries after taking the cholesterol-lowering statin drug.
Investigational agent outshines ezetimibe for lowering cholesterol
The investigational drug alirocumab significantly improved cholesterol levels compared to ezetimibe, when added to regular statin therapy in patients with high cholesterol and elevated risk of cardiovascular disease , according to the ODYSSEY COMBO II trial, presented as a Hot Line today at ESC Congress 2014.
Sun Aug 31, 2014
New Cholesterol Drug Cuts Heart Risk in Half
An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday.
Sanofi-Regeneron's Amgen Drug Rival Cuts Cholesterol
Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 's cholesterol drug cut levels of the heart disease-causing fat in four studies, and there are early indications it may prevent death and heart attack.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Medical News Today
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are...
The research, recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , also showed the new guidelines produce only a modest increase in the number of patients being given the drugs.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Socioeconomic status and gender are associated with differences in cholesterol levels
A long-term lifestyle study reports differences between the sexes when it comes to fat profiles associated with socioeconomic status.
CDC: There's more trans fats lurking in U.S. foods than you think
"The sense is that trans fat is mostly gone from foods, and what we see is there's still a lot being used in packaged foods," said Christine Curtis , assistant commissioner in the New York City health department and an author of the study.
Trans fat still lurking in U.S. food supply
Nearly one in 10 processed food products sold in the United States has trans fat in it - but you'd never know it by glancing at the nutritional label on the back of the package, according to a new study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATE 1-Amgen seeks U.S. approval of new cholesterol-fighting drug
Amgen Inc said on Thursday it applied to U.S. health regulators to sell its cholesterol fighter, evolocumab, becoming the first company to seek approval of a medicine from a closely watched new class of potent heart drugs.
Amgen Submits BLA For Cholesterol Drug Evolocumab
Amgen Submits Biologics License Application For Novel Investigational LDL Cholesterol-Lowering Medication Evolocumab To The FDA THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen today announced the submission of a Biologics License Application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for evolocumab seeking approval for the treatment of ... (more)
Applied Clinical Trials
Amgen Announces Positive Top-Line Results From Phase 3 YUKAWA-2 Trial ...
Patients were randomized to one of eight treatment groups to compare subcutaneous evolocumab with subcutaneous placebo when added to different daily doses of atorvastatin.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
New statin guidelines are an improvement, Yale study shows
New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
Cupuacu fruit is a natural pharmacy and fountain of youth rolled into one
Part of the same Theobroma botanical genus as cacao, cupuacu is a watermelon-sized Amazonian superfruit that is renowned for its capacity to dissolve body fat, minimize the effects of aging and boost cognitive function.
Seward City News
Rules for Vicodin pain medication changing October 6th, 2014
Hydrocodone is a popular, widely prescribed pain medication. In 2012, 135 million prescriptions were written for this medication across the united states.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein Therapies: A Cause for Optimism [Editorials]
From the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics , Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Medical News Today
Heart and stroke risks in diabetic women reduced 30 percent by cholesterol drug
The cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate cuts cardiovascular disease risks by 30 per cent in women with type-2 diabetes , a new University of Sydney study reveals.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Lipids in Health and Disease
Cardiovascular and cancer events in hyper-high-density lipoprotein...
The prognosis for hyper-high-density lipoprotein cholesterolemic patients has not been fully elucidated.
Statin drugs may help fight Ebola
Statin medications used to treat people with heart disease and diabetes may help fight Ebola , according to physicians writing an editorial in a recent edition of the New York Times .