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Statin cholesterol-lowering drugs linked to Type 2 diabetes

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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A new side effect seems to be emerging for those cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs called statins: They may increase some people’s chances of developing Type 2 diabetes. The best-selling statin is atorvastatin, marketed as Lipitor and Torvast. A number of statins are on the market: atorvastatin (Lipitor and Torvast), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor, Altoprev), pitavastatin […]

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Statin drugs and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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Statin drugs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Audience: Neurologists, cardiologists, consumers An FDA analysis provides new evidence that the use of statins does not increase incidence of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” The FDA analysis, undertaken after the agency received a higher than expected number of […]

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