A collection of news and information related to Statins (drugs) published by this site and its partners.
Displaying items 1-12 of 19 » View wsbt.com items only1 2 Next >
If you take Lipitor, Actos, or Lexapro, new generics of these and other big-name drugs could be a real money saver. But are you saving as much as you should? Consumer Reports has discovered just because you're buying a generic drug doesn't mean you're...
Tags: Walmart, Diabetes, Lexapro (drug), Actos (drug), Plavix (drug)
CHICAGO (AP) — Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids....
Question: I have been on medications for my cholesterol but, so far, the improvement has not been enough. Now, my doctor wants to start me on Niacin. I have read a little about this but am worried about the possible side effects. Can you tell more about...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding a plant-derived compound called a sterol to the cholesterol-lowering agent red yeast rice doesn't make it work any better, according to a new study. "I expected to see a synergistic effect with red yeast rice, and I was...
Reuters(Reuters) - Indian generic drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd pleaded guilty on Monday to felony charges related to drug safety and will pay $500 million in civil and criminal fines under the settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice....
If your insurance has ever stopped covering a prescription drug or you don’t have coverage at all, you know how quickly costs can mount. Americans spent, on average, $758 out of pocket for medication in 2012, according to a recent Consumer Reports...
Reuters(Reuters) - Patent expirations on big-name drugs such as Lipitor and Plavix has resulted in modestly less spending on medicines in the United States for the first time in at least 55 years, according to a report released on Thursday. Overall U.S....
ReutersThe amount of money Americans spend on prescription drugs fell for the first time in 55 years, according to a report from the IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatic. The expiration of patents on widley used drugs such drugs such as Lipitor and Plaviix...
ReutersMay 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a Merck & Co cholesterol lowering pill that combines a generic version of Pfizer Inc's Lipitor with its own Zetia, Merck said on Friday. The new combination drug will be sold under the brand...
It started with a search over the Internet: "How to write a pain killer prescription." With information gained from the search and a page from his doctor's prescription pad, Boca Raton Police say Jason Ian Bayne, 44, of Delray Beach, walked into a Boca...
Tags: Delray Beach, Lipitor (drug), Pain, Vicodin (drug)
Los Angeles TimesIt’s been known for a long time that eating grapefruit and taking certain prescription oral medications — including the cholesterol drugs atorvastatin, lovastatin and simvastatin as well as some cancer and heart drugs — don’t mix. ...
A manufacturer of a popular cholesterol-reducing medication has recalled more than 40 batches of the product after warning that they may contain small particles of glass. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it is calling back bottles of its 10-, 20- and...
Apr 15, 2013 |Story| WSBT-TV
Jul 23, 2012 |Story| AP Broadcast
May 19, 2013 |Story| Orlando Sentinel
May 16, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 13, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 12, 2013 |Story| Herald Mail
May 8, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 9, 2013 |Story| Reuters
May 3, 2013 |Story| Reuters
Apr 24, 2013 |Story| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Nov 26, 2012 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Nov 26, 2012 |Story| WPMT-LTV
Original site for Statins (drugs) topic gallery.