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  1. Generic Drug Makers Under Fire From Congress Over Skyrocketing PricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | ShoppingBlog.com

    The cost of generic prescription medications has been soaring in the past year. Because approximately 86% of all drugs dispensed today are generics rather than name brands, the rising cost of generic medications is making needed medicines out of reach for many Americans and putting independent pharmacies at risk of going out of business.

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  2. Health Highlights: Oct. 8, 2014Read the original story

    Wednesday Oct 8 | HON

    Congress has launched an investigation into huge increases in the prices of 10 generic drugs that prompted complaints from consumers and pharmacists. Lawmakers want generic drug makers to explain the reasons for the large price hikes in generic drugs -- the cost of some has climbed more than 1,000 percent in the last year -- or possibly face new regulations, The New York Times reported.

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  3. Statins May Reduce Risk of Nerve Damage, Other Diabetes ComplicationsRead the original story

    Sep 19, 2014 | Diabetes Self Management

    New research from Denmark has raised the possibility that taking the cholesterol-lowering medicines known as statins may reduce the risk of microvascular diabetes complications, or those involving the small blood vessels. Approximately 36 million Americans are currently prescribed statins, a drug class that includes atorvastatin , fluvastatin , lovastatin , pitavastatin , pravastatin , rosuvastatin , and simvastatin .

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  4. Statins for secondary prevention in elderly patients: a hierarchical bayesian meta-analysis.Read the original story

    Sep 18, 2014 | CiteULike

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  5. Study finds patients treated with generic statins more likely to adhere to medication regimenRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Fox News

    A new study has found that patients prescribed a generic statin are more likely to stick to their medication regimen than those treated with a brand-name drug. The study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, also found patients treated with generic statins had lower rates of hospitalizations for acute coronary syndrome , stroke and all-cause mortality, Forbes reported.

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  6. Comparative Effectiveness of Generic and Brand-Name Statins on Patient Outcomes A Cohort StudyRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | Annals of Internal Medicine

    Joshua J. Gagne, PharmD, ScD; Niteesh K. Choudhry, MD, PhD; Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH; Jennifer M. Polinski, ScD, MPH; David Hutchins, MBA, MHSA; Olga S. Matlin, PhD; Troyen A. Brennan, MD; Jerry Avorn, MD; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS From the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, and CVS Caremark, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Note: Dr. Gagne had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

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  7. Benefit of statin therapy for children with inherited cholesterol disorder, shown by long term studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Science Daily

    A ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein suggested that stronger or earlier initiation of statin therapy may be warranted, researchers report. Ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein suggested that stronger or earlier initiation of statin therapy may be warranted, according to a study in the September 10 issue of JAMA .

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  8. Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol DisorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | Mental Help Net

    Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study. Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands with familial hypercholesterolemia, which puts people at risk for premature hardening of the arteries .

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  9. Losing Your Memory: It May be the Drugs You're TakingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Psychology Today

    Is memory loss interfering with your daily life? Most people are familiar with some of the things that can impair memory, including alcohol and drug abuse, head injuries, stroke, sleep deprivation, severe stress , aging or a symptom of conditions like Alzheimer's disease. What many do not know is that episodes of forgetfulness can also be side effects of prescription drugs.

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  10. Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol DisorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WebMD

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 -- Cholesterol -lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

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  11. Follow-up shows benefit of statin therapy for children with inherited cholesterol disorderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein suggested that stronger or earlier initiation of statin therapy may be warranted, according to a study in the September 10 issue of JAMA . Familial hypercholesterolemia is a prevalent inherited disorder that strongly predisposes to premature atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease.

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  12. Long-Term Follow-up Shows Benefit of Statin Therapy for Children With Inherited Cholesterol DisorderRead the original story

    Sep 9, 2014 | Newswise

    Ten-year follow-up of children who have been taking statin therapy for an inherited cholesterol disorder showed benefit on a measure of atherosclerosis, although levels of low-density lipoprotein suggested that stronger or earlier initiation of statin therapy may be warranted, according to a study in the September 10 issue of JAMA . Familial hypercholesterolemia is a prevalent inherited disorder that strongly predisposes to premature atherosclerosis and subsequent cardiovascular disease.

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  13. New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2014 | Medical News Today

    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.

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  14. New statin guidelines an improvement, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | Science Daily

    New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a study has found.

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  15. New guidelines can improve the way statin drugs prescribed to patients at cardiovascular riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | Medical News

    New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease , a Yale University study has found.

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  16. New statin guidelines are an improvement, study showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 26, 2014 | PhysOrg Weblog

    New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.

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  17. New statin guidelines are an improvement, Yale study showsRead the original story

    Aug 25, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.

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  18. Cardiovascular and cancer events in hyper-high-density lipoprotein...Read the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | Lipids in Health and Disease

    The prognosis for hyper-high-density lipoprotein cholesterolemic patients has not been fully elucidated.

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  19. Should You Be Taking a Statin?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | US News & World Report

    With new guidelines for the prevention of heart disease, the number of people using statin - a cholesterol-lowering drug - is projected to double.

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  20. Men who take statins may exercise lessRead the original story

    Jul 27, 2014 | The Times Bulletin

    Older men taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins appear to be slightly less active than those who don't take them, a new study suggests.

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