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Pfizer's Incoming Patent Cliff

The big pharma giant's loss of patent exclusivity on the world's former top-selling drug, cholesterol fighter Lipitor, has cost its drug revenues dearly.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Celebrex, Celecoxib (generic), Pain

Wed Jul 23, 2014

NBC Los Angeles

National Blood Shortage Looming: Red Cross

A new study links the cholesterol-lowering prescription drug Niacin to diabetes, gastric bleeding and an increased risk of death for some people.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Duarte, CA

Hispanic Business

New Findings from Department of Nephrology Update Understanding of...

Pharmacotherapy with mTOR inhibitors aggravates dyslipidemia, thus necessitating lipid-lowering therapy with fluvastatin, pravastatin, or atorvastatin."

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Related Topix: Nephrology, Medicine, Fluvastatin (generic), Lescol, Lescol XL, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic), Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Statin use decreases the risk of Barrett's esophagus

Statins, a class of drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol levels, significantly reduce a patient's risk of developing Barrett's esophagus, according to a new study in Gastroenterology , the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gastroenterology, Baylor College of Medicine

Forbes.com

Niacin, Heart Disease And The Fallacy That All Older Drugs Are Safe And Effective

Back in the late 1990s, I became concerned that my LDL cholesterol levels were getting too high.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Heart Disease, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Tue Jul 22, 2014

CiteULike

Effects of Extended-Release Niacin with Laropiprant in High-Risk Patients

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Medicine, Health, Heart Disease

EurekAlert!

Should men at risk for cardiovascular disease receive earlier cholesterol treatment?

New guidelines on cholesterol treatment and cardiovascular risk assessment state that men have at least double the risk of dying from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or of having a heart attack or stroke as do women with a similar risk profile .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Rush University

Health News Digest

Which Supplements Help Lower Cholesterol?

White Plains, New York - July 22, 2014 - Certain dietary supplements can help reduce elevated cholesterol levels.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, White Plains, NY, Supplement, Policosanol

The Town Talk

Studies see new risks for cholesterol drug niacin

New details from two studies reveal more side effects from niacin, a drug that hundreds of thousands of Americans take for cholesterol problems and general heart health.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Austin Times

Stressed women, saving yourself from sitting: 5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, HPV

The Town Talk

Roach: Do statins affect heart muscle?

Dear Dr. Roach: I have had coronary bypass surgery, and I take cholesterol medicine.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

CiteULike

Effects of Lowering LDL Cholesterol on Progression of Kidney Disease.

Lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of developing atherosclerotic events in CKD, but the effects of such treatment on progression of kidney disease remain uncertain.

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Related Topix: Health, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic), Kidney Cancer

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Personal Injury Law News

Lipitor Lawsuits Continue to Be Filed in South Carolina Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

The Firm is actively investigating Lipitor lawsuits on behalf of individuals who allegedly developed Type 2 diabetes due to their use of the cholesterol-lowering statin.

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Related Topix: Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Researchers paving the way for development of first vaccine for heart disease

Researchers at Wayne State University have made a fundamental discovery and, in subsequent collaboration with scientists at La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology , are one step closer to the goal of developing the world's first T-cell peptide-based vaccine for heart disease - the number one killer in the nation.

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Related Topix: Heart Disease, Health, Wayne State University, Immunology, Biology, Science

Fri Jul 18, 2014

CNN

Stress = fat and fitter sitting, in 5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, HPV

Examiner.com

Taking niacin is not helping your heart health

In an study released by the New England Journal of Medicine on July 16, 2014, it has been determined that the benefits of niacin on preventing heart disease are not significant.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Medicine, Heart Disease, Health, Diabetes

WSOCTV

Excessive Niacin is harmful, study says

One of the most popular cholesterol-lowering supplements available in the U.S., niacin, might actually be doing more harm than good.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Thu Jul 17, 2014

International Business Times

Taking Niacin or Vitamin B3 for the Heart Reflects Serious Health Risks: Study

Niacin, commonly known as vitamin B3, is used by a significant number of Americans to treat cholesterol problem as well as it is widely used for maintenance of general health.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Supplement, Vitamin B

CBS Local

Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat Cholesterol

Niacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL and raises the good HDL .

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Health

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

No benefit, more risks found with niacin

Millions of Americans take the drug niacin. It's often prescribed in combination with statins like Lipitor to lower cholesterol.

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Related Topix: Niacin (generic), Niaspan, Niacor, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Health

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