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  1. Video: Too Many Cholesterol Meds for Elderly Patients?Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | ClipSyndicate

    A new study found that statin use in patients age 80 or older without heart disease has increased significantly since 1999. Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol.

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  2. 4 IBD 50 Drugmakers Getting Lift From New TreatmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Investor's Business Daily

    A couple of years ago, market watchers were worried about the so-called patent cliff, when patents on a slew of blockbuster drugs such as cholesterol fighter Lipitor and arthritis blockbuster Enbrel went off patent, leaving many big drugmakers in need of intensive care. This quartet of IBD 50 drugmakers has stepped up, developing new products and/or buying promising rivals.

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  3. FDA Approves New Cholesterol-Lowering DrugRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Scientific American

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease. Last month the FDA approved a similar drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA.

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  4. FDA approves new cholesterol drug, RepathaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | New York Daily News

    U.S. regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients with stubbornly high cholesterol which puts them at risk of heart disease. Repatha, also known as evolocumab, is made by Amgen and is part of a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors, or antibodies which work on the liver to lower cholesterol.

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  5. Amgen Cholesterol Drug Wins U.S. Approval for Some PatientsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Washington Post

    The Food and Drug Administration limited sales of Repatha to people with hard-to-treat levels of bad cholesterol, according to a statement from the agency. The injection will cost $14,100 a year, Amgen said, and will be available in the U.S. next week.

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  6. FDA approves Amgen cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha for some patientsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Los Angeles Times

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc.'s cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha, a promising medicine that could reduce heart disease and create billions of dollars in sales for the Thousand Oaks biotech giant. Repatha is an injected medicine that Amgen said can reduce LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, by 50% or more.

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  7. UPDATE 1-FDA approves Amgen's cholesterol-lowering drug RepathaRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Reuters

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc's Repatha drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Last month the FDA approved a similar drug from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA.

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  8. What to Call Biologic Copycats? FDA Plans Names And SuffixesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Washington Post

    Brand-name biologics, which are made from living organisms instead of chemicals like traditional drugs, would also carry a suffix, the agency said in a blog post. The FDA is seeking public comment on the proposal before it issues final guidance.

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  9. Global Stocks Bounce Back as Wall Street Rejuvenates MarketsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | TheStreet.com

    Wall Street looks to extend Wednesday's monster rally as Asian and European markets follow U.S. markets higher. China's Shanghai Composite jumped 5%.

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  10. Startin' Statins?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | North Coast Journal Weekly Politics

    Lovastatin became the first statin to be approved by the FDA in 1987. It had been discovered 15 years earlier in oyster mushrooms like these.

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  11. Cholesterol, HIV and HemophiliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | POZ

    So recently I had a lipid profile ran during my latest rounds of lab draws, and in the results found some of my panels to be a tad elevated. My cholesterol levels were at 268, while my Direct LDL was 194.

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  12. Use Of Statins Rising Among Very ElderlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Medical Daily

    Between 1999 and 2012, the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increased among people over age 79 with no history of coronary heart disease, stroke or vascular disease, according to a new study. People who have had a heart attack, stroke or diabetes are often prescribed a statin like atorvastatin to reduce their risk of another event in the future, but there is little evidence for using the drugs preventively in the oldest old who have not had a heart attack or stroke, the authors write in a research letter in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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  13. Caught in a Vise: The Challenges Facing Teacher Preparation in an Era of AccountabilityRead the original story

    Oct 24, 2013 | TCRecord

    Background: Despite polling data that suggests that teachers are well respected by the general public, criticism of teacher preparation by various organizations and interest groups is common, often highlighting the perceived need for increasing their rigor and performance. A number of studies and reports have critiqued teacher preparation, and high-profile leaders like Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have called for substantive changes.

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  14. Combination Therapy of Metformin and Statin May Decrease...Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 25 | CiteULike

    Previous studies have shown that metformin or statins may decrease hepatocellular carcinoma in diabetic patients. Accordingly, this article evaluates whether combination therapy may further reduce HCC.

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  15. A third of very elderly Americans 'on statins without evidence'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | Medical News Today

    Statins are being used "without any evidence from testing" among very elderly people in the US, with levels of prescribing rising from 8.8% in 1999-2000 to 34.1% in 2011-2012 for people who have no vascular disease. The oldest age group, over 79 years, have the highest rate of statin use in the US, according to the study published in JAMA Internal Medicine , but this had not been investigated previously.

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  16. Is testosterone safe to boost sex drive? - Tue, 25 Aug 2015 PSTRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | The Spokesman-Review

    Q. I love my husband. He is amazing, except for the fact that he hardly ever wants sex.

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  17. Commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals make people angry, violent and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | NewsTarget.com

    Feeling irritable, paranoid or even violent lately? Before you blame other life triggers like your job, money problems or your significant other, you may want to examine your prescription drug regimen, as it could be changing you in more ways than you realize. Close to 70 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug and more than 50 percent are prescribed two or more , according to numbers released in 2013 by Mayo Clinic, meaning that it's probably even higher today.

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  18. Primary prevention use of statins increases among the oldest oldRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | EurekAlert!

    The use of statins for primary prevention in patients without vascular disease older than 79 increased between 1999 and 2012, although there is little randomized evidence to guide the use of these cholesterol-lowering medications in this patient population, according to a research letter published online by JAMA Internal Medicine . Michael E. Johansen, M.D., M.S., of Ohio State University, Columbus, and Lee A. Green, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Alberta, Canada, investigated the use of statins among this population by vascular disease because the very elderly have the highest rate of statin use in the United States, according to the study.

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  19. Cholesterol Drugs Pictures SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | MedicineNet

    High cholesterol affects many people throughout the world. High cholesterol levels can greatly increase the risk of heart disease, including potentially fatal heart attacks.

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  20. Esperion Rises as Cholesterol Drug Can Forgo Heart TrialRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | The Washington Post

    Shares of the biotech company gained 11 percent in extended trading in New York. They had risen 14 percent to close at $75.51 earlier, before the news was announced.

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