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3 hrs ago | Health.com

Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Patients prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to fill their prescriptions and gain health benefits if the medications are cheaper generic brands, new research suggests. At issue are the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Medicare

8 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

Report urges individualized, cholesterol-targeted approach to heart disease and stroke

A recent guideline for using statins to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease has wavered too far from the simple cholesterol goals that have saved thousands of lives in the past decade, and doesn't adequately treat patients as individuals, experts said today in a national report. An expert panel coordinated by the National Lipid Association has created its own outline for how to best treat people at risk for cardiovascular disease, which they say focuses on reducing cholesterol to an appropriate level, and puts less emphasis on whether or not a patient fits into a certain type of group.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Disease, Oregon State University

Sun Sep 14, 2014

McGill News

A promising new approach to Alzheimer's

The quest to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, which affects about 750,000 Canadians, has been maddeningly difficult. Most approaches have focused on identifying the genetic and environmental risk factors responsible for causing or accelerating the progression of this devastating condition.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Pfizer, Ranbaxy win dismissal of lawsuit over generic Lipitor

Pfizer Inc and India's Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd on Friday won dismissal of an antitrust lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to delay sales of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor, the best-selling drug in history. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Health, Trenton, NJ

Bloomberg

$250 Billion in Biotech Drug Savings on Brink of Arrival

At least 14 expensive biotechnology medicines that have never before faced generic rivals in the U.S. are being targeted by drugmakers who want to sell imitations at cheaper prices, according to regulators. For years, patients have been able to buy less expensive copies of existing chemical drugs -- ranging from Lipitor for cholesterol to the antidepressant Prozac -- once their patents ended.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Science / Technology, Medicine, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Health, Food and Drug Administration, Amgen, Healthcare Industry

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Motley Fool

Why I'd Avoid Pfizer Inc. Stock Despite the Dividend

Dividend stocks tend to be strong performers over the long term due to their ability to harness the awesome power of compounding returns. Even so, investors should always bear in mind that not all dividend stocks are good investments, even when they are associated with a strong brand.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Financial Markets, Health, Oncology

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Psychology Today

Losing Your Memory: It May be the Drugs You're Taking

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Fluvastatin (generic), Lescol, Lescol XL, Mevacor, Lovastatin (generic), Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic), Zocor, Simvastatin (generic)

Business Wire

Natural Delightsa Medjool Dates Are Deemed a Heart-Healthy Food

Natural Delightsa Medjool Dates are already known to be a good source of dietary fiber, have 50% more potassium by weight than bananas, provide 16 vitamins and minerals, and contain no fat or cholesterol. This certification by the American Heart AssociationA means that dates can be part of an overall healthy diet.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Life, Food, Dieting, Fruits, Vegan, Vegetarian, Recipes

Tue Sep 09, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Follow-up shows benefit of statin therapy for children with inherited cholesterol disorder

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Atherosclerosis, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic)

Newswise

Long-Term Follow-up Shows Benefit of Statin Therapy for Children With Inherited Cholesterol Disorder

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Atherosclerosis, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic)

Health.com

Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

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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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics, Atherosclerosis, Pravachol, Pravastatin (generic)

The Globe and Mail

What's healthier: regular or light peanut butter?

The answer: Many people choose light peanut butter because it sounds like a healthier choice. Light peanut butter does have less fat than regular peanut butter, but not as much as you might think.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Barron's

Regeneron: Solid Trial Takes Targets Up, Up, Up

Shares of Regeneron have surged today after the biotech company said an anti-cholesterol drug performed well in a drug trial.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Health, Amgen

TheStreet.com

Why Jim Cramer Likes Regeneron

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Related Topix: Mozilla, Medicine, Health, Business News

The Motley Fool

Is It Time to Buy Pfizer Inc.'s Stock?

A combination of high-branded drug margins coupled with the expectation that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, will translate into a long-term positive for the company have pushed its stock back near the $30 per share mark.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Medicine, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Heart Attack, Switzerland, World News, Cardiology, Europe

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.

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

PhysOrg Weblog

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.

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Related Topix: Health, Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic)

Sun Aug 31, 2014

News Max

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare Industry, Cardiology, University of Iowa

Bloomberg

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Biotech, Amgen, Healthcare Industry, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Genetics, Healthcare Law, Law

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