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Can Statins Cause Diabetes?

New York Times (blog) - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
It's true. All medications have side effects, and numerous studies have shown that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are linked to a small increase in the risk of Type 2 diabetes, even as they reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Statin therapy lowers CAD, mortality risk in familial hypercholesterolemia

Healio - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Moderate- to high-intensity statin therapy lowered the risk for CAD and mortality for patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, according to findings published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The Last Statin Standing Sits Down

American Council on Science and Health - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
As reported in yesterday's New York Times, Crestor, the only statin drug that still retained patent protection, has it no longer.
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Statin Treatment Linked to Fewer Cancer Deaths

Medscape - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Being treated for high cholesterol with statins is being linked with a reduced risk of death and better survival from four common cancers, a medical conference has heard.
In Drug Development, It's About Time
Statins may reduce cancer mortality risk

Experts deliberate LDL cholesterol goals, statin adherence post-ACS

Healio - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
“In parsing out the data from the IMPROVE-IT trial and also the PCSK9 trials, it looks like one can achieve very low LDL cholesterol levels these days starting with a statin therapy and then adding in ezetimibe - or, if the response is not sufficient ...

Ask Dr. John: Lipitor vs. statin - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
My Doctor wants me to go on Lipitor and after learning of statin side effects, I am terrified to take it. I have researched this and learned it causes liver damage, kidney damage, muscle tears, joint pain, Diabetes type 2 and also cancer.

Alanine and Asparate Aminotransferase Baseline Testing in Statin Users

The Cardiology Advisor (registration) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
HealthDay News - Most Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries with dyslipidemia who initiate statins undergo baseline alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) testing, according to a study published in the August 1 issue of ...

Benefits of statins far exceed side effects: expert

Business Standard - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
In the backdrop of controversies over the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs Statins, a leading Indian cardiologist has expressed the view that the benefits of these drugs far exceed the side effects in the very high-risk population.

Heart attacks linked to media statin reports ... reports media

Nursing Times - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
“Don't give up your statins: Experts say warnings that made patients stop taking vital drug have put lives at risk,” the Daily Mail reports.

Statin Dose Discontinued, May Affect Patients with Renal Impairment

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration) - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
In addition, the Drug Interactions section has been updated with information regarding the potential for other macrolides (eg, erythromycin, azithromycin) to increase statin exposure when these drugs are used concomitantly. Pravastatin should be used ...

Statins Lower but Don't Erase the Excess Risk of Coronary Disease and Death in Familial Hypercholesterolemia

TCTMD - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
For primary prevention, moderate-to-high intensity statin therapy is associated with lower risks of both coronary disease events and mortality in patients with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), but the rates remain higher than those seen ...

Obat Statin Sebabkan Masalah Kesehatan

EraBaru EpochTimes - ‎12 hours ago‎
Sebuah lembaga penelitian klinis saat ini menunjukkan bahwa obat statin yang berfungsi menurunkan kadar kolesterol telah mengakibatkan lebih dari 300 efek yang merugikan kesehatan - penelitian ini berani menantang kebijakan kesehatan nasional, ...

You Won't Believe the Outrageous Ways Big Pharma Has Bribed Doctors to Shill Drugs

AlterNet - ‎8 hours ago‎
... brand-name beta blocker Bystolic, 52 percent more likely to prescribe the brand-name ACE inhibitor Benicar, 118 percent more likely to prescribe the brand-name antidepressant Pristiq and 18 percent more likely to prescribe the brand-name statin ...
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Generic Crestor Wins Approval, Dealing a Blow to AstraZeneca

New York Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Crestor, a cholesterol-lowering statin, was prescribed 20.3 million times in the United States last year, the second-most of any brand-name drug after Synthroid, a thyroid medicine, according to the prescription tracker IMS Health.

The EU Versus US Lipid Guideline Debate: It's the Gap That Matters, Experts Say

TCTMD - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC)/European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) guidelines recommended statin therapy based on LDL cholesterol levels in combination with a risk-estimate tool to predict 10-year risk of CVD mortality for adults aged ...

US Lipid Guidelines Revisited: Any Regrets?

Medscape - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Dr Lloyd-Jones: Yes, that was the major reason. No studies have used either different intensities of statins or different combinations of medications to try to get to a specific LDL-C level; therefore, it's very difficult to say what the appropriate ...

Could an aspirin a day keep depression away?

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
And Berk himself, along with other researchers including former Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry, is conducting a second study, investigating whether aspirin and a type of statin (also an anti-inflammatory) can alleviate major ...

Thuốc statin có thể giảm nguy cơ tử vong bốn bệnh ung thư?

Báo Sức khỏe đời sống - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
Bệnh nhân được chẩn đoán có nồng độ cholesterol cao và điều trị bằng statin cho thấy nguy cơ rủi ro tử vong thấp hơn 22% đối với những bệnh nhân ung thư phổi, 43% với bệnh nhân ung thư vú, 47% ung thư tiền liệt tuyến và 30% đối với bệnh nhân ung ...

GROWING OLD UNGRACEFULLY: GMOs, Greenpeace, and Those Naive Nobel Laureates

Lost Coast Outpost - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
That's certainly true of medical issues—should I be taking a statin? what should I do about a persistent cough? lightheadedness?

Lợi và hại của statin chữa rối loạn mỡ máu

Báo Sức khỏe đời sống - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Tất cả các statin (atorvastatin, simvastatin, rosuvastatin...) đều có khả năng làm giảm nồng độ cholesterol trong máu rất hiệu quả, đặc biệt là cholesterol tỷ trọng thấp (LDL- C) là loại cholesterol xấu, có khả năng làm xơ vữa động mạch. Các statin ức ...