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Booster ShotsA Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended today that drug-maker AstraZeneca be allowed to expand the labeling on its cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor to include some people who do not have high cholesterol levels. That could allow as many...
Booster ShotsIt is probably a sign of the bad economy, but more Americans than ever are not getting the prescription drugs they need, according to new data prepared by Wolters Kluwer Pharma Solutions of Bridgewater, N.J., which monitors drug sales in......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterShould statin drugs be put in the water, or what? More than 13 million Americans are taking these medications to lower their cholesterol and hopefully stave off heart disease -- a job the drugs appear to excel at. Statins can lower "bad" LDL...
Times Staff WriterFor 15 million Americans, it is a daily ritual: gulping down a pill to reduce cholesterol. They do it because their doctors tell them to. Their doctors, in turn, rely on recommendations from the National Institutes of Health and its scientists, such as...
The Medicine CabinetQ: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...
HealthIf you are among the many who take Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor or other cholesterol-lowering drugs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has news for you. The FDA updated its safety warning labels for statins, giving consumers better information on side...
Q: My wife is always telling me not to eat so many Brazil nuts. The past 10 days, I have eaten more than usual, up to six a day. I probably ate at least 40 nuts total. I estimate that batch contained up to 6 mg of selenium, which is way too much. I...
Q I am 38 years old and have never had acne in my entire life. In the past year, however, I have had a severe acne breakout, mainly on my forehead. I am not too sure about the cause, and I've tried everything under the sun to control it, to no avail....
MCT News ServiceUse of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug resulted in big reductions in heart attacks, strokes and deaths in people with so-called healthy cholesterol levels. The benefit was so pronounced - a 54 percent reduction in heart attacks, a 48 percent reduction...
THE FINDINGS: A new analysis shows that side effects, like muscle problems, happen more often with Crestor than with other cholesterol-lowering drugs, contrary to what the government had said. WHAT NOW? A consumer group says it will resume efforts to...
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