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Addressing Statin Adherence Concerns Among ACS Patients

Pharmacy Times - ‎May 25, 2016‎
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association guidelines acknowledge clinical findings and recommend moderate- to high-intensity statin therapy in all patients with cardiovascular disease, including those with ACS. However, there's ...

Communicating Statin Evidence to Support Shared Decision-Making

Medscape - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Guidelines on the use of statin medications for preventing cardiovascular events are a case in point. Current guidelines endorse the use of statins for people whose 10-year risk of cardiovascular events is as low as 7.5 %. Previous guidelines set the ...

People's Pharmacy: Does everyone over 65 need a statin?

Winston-Salem Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
My doctor prescribed simvastatin “as a preventative to heart attack and/or stroke.” I've heard statins can have bad side effects, such as liver damage or muscle pains, and I do not want to take any more medication than is necessary.

Many statin-naive patients benefit from adding ezetimibe to statin therapy

Healio - ‎May 25, 2016‎
NEW ORLEANS - In patients recommended by guideline for statin therapy who had never before taken statins, ezetimibe was often needed in addition to statins to achieve LDL goals, according to an analysis presented at the National Lipid Association ...

Catalyst statins effect analysis awarded

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎
A study examining the impact of the Catalyst piece, Heart of the matter on statin use in Australia, is the winner of the 2015 MJA, MDA National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research, for the best research article published in the Medical Journal of ...

Pharmaceutical industry payments may influence branded statin prescriptions

Cardiovascular Business - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Physicians in Massachusetts who received payments from the pharmaceuticals industry had higher rates of prescribing branded statins compared with doctors who received no payments, according to a cross-sectional study. Lead researcher James S. Yeh, ...

The Ups and Downs of Statin Adherence Around Acute MI Hospitalization

TCTMD - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Overall, though, the percentage of patients who were not adherent to statins increased after acute MI hospitalization (from 36.4% to 43.4%), with a similar trend of declining adherence seen in those hospitalized for pneumonia and in those who were not ...

Statin (Cholesterol Lowering ) Drugs for Everybody!

The Good Men Project - ‎May 24, 2016‎
They conclude that the study “provide(s) support for the use of statins as a safe and effective intervention to prevent cardiovascular events in such patients.

Despite guideline changes, statin use unchanged or lower in patients with diabetes

Healio - ‎May 21, 2016‎
NEW ORLEANS - The rate of statin use in adults with diabetes has remained steady or declined since 2014, according to findings presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.
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Model may guide statin treatment in diabetes patients - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Researchers have developed a model to predict the benefits of statin treatment in individual patients with Type 2 diabetes, but experts question whether individualised treatment is always the best choice.

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Dove Medical Press - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Eyes operated on for iERM (n=26) were analyzed according to the use of statin medication. Vitreous samples were subjected to protein measurements of angiopoietin-1 and -2, erythropoietin, transforming growth factor-β1, and vascular endothelial growth ...

Statin use reduces risk for cirrhosis, decompensation in HBV

Healio - ‎May 18, 2016‎
“This large population-based study in a hepatitis B virus endemic country suggested that statins independently protect [chronic hepatitis B] patients from the development of cirrhosis, its complications and its decompensation according to a dose ...
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Mark Porter: Are you affected by the statin computer glitch?

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Statins. Love them or hate them, these cholesterol-lowering drugs are an everyday part of the lives of millions of people across the UK.

Muscle-Related Statin Intolerance: What Are the Options?

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - ‎May 16, 2016‎
Statins are considered to be a cornerstone of pharmacologic approaches to cholesterol reduction.1 However, between 5% and 20% of patients who meet the requirements for statin treatment are unable to tolerate the recommended doses of these agents, due ...

Statins may lower amputation risk for patients with PAD

Healio - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Patients with peripheral artery disease assigned statin therapy may have a lower risk for amputation than patients not assigned statins, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology ...

Trimming Some Fat From Statin Litigation With Daubert and Preemption

Lexology (registration) - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Along the way, the manufacturer has faced litigation over liver injuries and rhabdomyolysis (like the other statins), antitrust claims, and some other issues.

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LWW Journals - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Middle-aged and older people who are at intermediate risk for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) may benefit from taking a statin drug but not necessarily medication to lower blood pressure, according to a large international study that examined ...

High Dose Statins Reduce Amputations In PAD (blog) - ‎May 15, 2016‎
Dr. Arya: Peripheral Arterial Disease is the next cardiovascular epidemic. It is poorly recognized and not adequately treated compared to heart disease - and research is lacking on the optimal use of statins for PAD patients. Very few randomized ...

PCSK9 inhibitors benefit patients with residual LDL burden

Healio - ‎May 24, 2016‎
“Keeping CVD therapy affordable necessitates restricted use of PCSK9 antibodies to select patient groups: familial hypercholesterolemia, statin intolerance and very high CVD risk with residual LDL burden,” Erik S.G. Stroes, MD, from Academic Medical ...

People's Pharmacy: Statins may not help older people

Online Athens - ‎May 23, 2016‎
I am 76. At my recent checkup, all my blood tests were within normal range, including triglycerides, HDL, LDL, total cholesterol and glucose.