Task Force: Low-Dose Daily Drug Can Reduce Risk Of First Heart Attack, StrokeThe U.S. Preventive Services Task Force advises all middle-aged people with even one risk factor for heart disease take a cholesterol-lowering drug called a statin to prevent having a heart attack or stroke in the first place.
FDA Busy Approving Dozens Of New DrugsEvery year, the FDA carefully reviews tons of new prescription drugs, green-lighting some and canning others.
Study Brings About Concerns For Using Niacin To Treat CholesterolNiacin, which is vitamin B3, has been prescribed for years to people with high cholesterol because it lowers the bad LDL (low density lipoproteins) and raises the good HDL (high density lipoproteins).
Study Finds Link Between Statin Users And High-Calorie DietsMillions of Americans take medication to keep the cholesterol in check.
New Guidelines Could Put More People On Cholesterol-Lowering DrugsNew guidelines out today could put many more people on cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Some Drugs Could Become Available Over-The-CounterThe Food and Drug Administration is considering making some common prescription medicines non-prescription. These would include drugs for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, certain infections, migraines, asthma and allergies.
Study Finds Women Benefit From StatinsWho benefits more from cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins – men or women? Turns out, they both benefit.
Study To Use Cholesterol Drug To Fight Colon Cancer In a National Cancer Institute study, a cholesterol drug is thought to interfere with a protein colon cancer cells need to divide.
Statins for All? Study Says No