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1 hr ago | Reuters

UPDATE 1-Pfizer considers $100 bln bid for AstraZeneca - report

U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound takeover, Britain's Sunday Times reported.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

5 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Press: Viagra drug firm Pfizer has made a tentative bid AstraZeneca

Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca could be valued at more than A 60billion after a tentative takeover approach from Viagra manufacturer Pfizer, a press report said today.

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Related Topix: Biotech, AstraZeneca Group, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer

Fri Apr 18, 2014

US Pharmacist

Statin May Slow Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Results of a phase II study published in The Lancet suggest that simvastatin, a generic cholesterol-lowering drug, might be a potential treatment option for the secondary progressive, or chronic, stage of multiple sclerosis , which is currently untreatable.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Multiple Sclerosis, Health, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic)

Real Bollywood

Four must eat white vegetables

New York, April 18: If white coloured clothes have a soothing effect on people, eating white vegetables is beneficial too and you should include more of cauliflower and garlic in your diet.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Dieting, Medicine, Health, Supplement, Riboflavin, Potatoes

Bakery & Snacks

An effective strategy for public cardio-metabolic health promotion?...

Using resistant starch-enriched flour in place of regular flour may reduce cholesterol levels in people with metabolic syndrome, report researchers from South Dakota State University.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Metabolic Syndrome, South Dakota State University, Dakota State University, Life, Food, Nutrition

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Lipids in Health and Disease

Synergistic effects of colchicine combined with atorvastatin in rats with hyperlipidemia

Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction is implicated in the atherosclerosis initiation and progression in the setting of hyperlipidemia.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Atherosclerosis, Health, Life, Food, Dieting

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Manufacturing.net

Prescription Drug Spending Climbs In 2013

Total U.S. prescription drug spending climbed more than 3 percent last year, propelled in part by fewer patent expirations that would have allowed for cheaper generic alternatives, according to the data firm IMS Health.

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

EurekAlert!

Pharmacist-led interventions show high success rates for post-stroke care

A new study from the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry is looking at nurse- and pharmacist-led interventions to improve the standard of care for patients who have suffered minor stroke or transient ischemic attack, also known as "mini stoke."

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Related Topix: Stroke, Health

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Forbes.com

From Taiwan, A Long Hoped-For Breakthrough In The Fight Against Alzheimer's

Six Taiwan-based scientists have announced what may be a long hoped-for breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Southeast Asia, World News, Taiwan, Medicine,

Sun Apr 13, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Two Things You Must Know About Pfizer

One of the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company, Pfizer , is providing the public with a feeling of irony.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Diabetes

The Motley Fool

The Cost to Treat Cholesterol Plummets, But Will It Last?

Every year, Express Scripts crunches the previous year's data to uncover payer spending trends.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Healthcare Law, Law, Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic)

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Modern Healthcare

Novartis overtakes Pfizer as top drug company

A robust sales year for three of Novartis' medications allowed the firm to pass reeling Pfizer for the top spot on Modern Healthcare's annual list of largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies .

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Chron

Some medications have side effects of sexual dysfunction

Q: Doctors rarely if ever tell patients about sexual side effects of medication.

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Related Topix: Proscar, Finasteride (generic), Human Sexuality, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Health

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Hispanic Business

Data on Simvastatin Therapy Discussed by Researchers at University of Lisbon

However, low aqueous solubility of crystalline statins and, consequently, reduced biovailability require seeking for alternative forms and formulations to ensure an accurate therapeutic window."

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Related Topix: Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Medicine, Health

The Motley Fool

More Trouble Looming for Amarin Corporation?

Almost immediately after inking a co-promotional deal for the company's lone commercial product, Vascepa, with Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Teva Pharmaceuticals announced yesterday they are launching a generic version of Lovaza.

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Related Topix: Triglycerides, Medicine, Health, Tricor, Fenofibrate (generic)

Seeking Alpha

Aegerion starts Japanese Phase III trial of cholesterol drug

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals has started a Phase 3 Trial in Japan to evaluate its Lomitapide treatment for cutting low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Genetics

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WLBT-TV Jackson

Lipitor could be sold over the counter

Right now, Lipitor is only available with a prescription and requires a doctor to monitor a patient's blood cholesterol levels and side effects.

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

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Telegraph

Ranbaxy bathes in Sunshine

Mumbai, April 7: Anlysts believe Sun Pharma owner Dilip Shanghvi possesses the Midas touch to turn around Ranbaxy, especially its travails in the US on quality issues.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic), Medicine, Health

Boston.com

Are cardiologists refusing to follow new cholesterol recommendations?

Criticism over new cholesterol treatment recommendations appears to be growing, judging by remarks made by cardiologists last week at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, the group that issued the new guideline last November along with the American Heart Association.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cardiology, Health, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Framingham, MA

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Marin Independent Journal

Dr. Bill Elliott: New guidelines downplay cholesterol levels

THE PAST 12 MONTHS have been quite eventful for those of us who practice in primary care.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart Disease, Zocor, Simvastatin (generic), Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

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