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Lipid-Lowering Drugs Help Joint Disease Patients

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Lipid-Lowering Potential in the Immunocompromised

Lipid-lowering agents linked to improved survival in women with endometrial Ca
Lipid-lowering agents linked to improved survival in women with endometrial Ca
Negative perceptions of statins lead to abandonment of initial Rx fill
Negative perceptions of statins lead to abandonment of initial Rx fillPatients who fail to fill a new prescription for statin therapy have a number of reasons, including negative perceptions about the medication, a preference for lifestyle modifications, concerns about side effects, drug interactions, polypharmacy, and a perception that they do not need the drug, according to a study published by The American Journal of Managed Care.
FDA approves orphan drug for inherited cholesterol disorder
FDA approves orphan drug for inherited cholesterol disorderFDA approved mipomersen sodium (Kynamro, Genzyme and Isis Pharmaceuticals) once-a-week injection as an addition to lipid-lowering medications and diet to treat patients with a rare type of high cholesterol called homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH).
Social value of statins merits actions to broaden treatment, improve adherence, study finds
Social value of statins merits actions to broaden treatment, improve adherence, study findsNew evidence suggests that statins generate large survival and health benefits at the population level and shows that the social value of the survival gains are large and go predominantly to consumers, according to a study published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Statin use may be linked to increase in cataract risk
Statin use may be linked to increase in cataract riskA recent study indicates that patients taking statins are at a higher risk of developing cataracts at an earlier age than those not taking them.