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NY Times: Controversy Over Statins for Older Patients - Ovt 2013

Statin side effects and statin intolerance can be overcome in majority of patients, Cleveland Clinic study shows - Sept 2013

Statin use tied to cataract development: study - Sept 2013

Drug subsidy failed to close racial gap in statin use - Sept 2013

Are PCSK9 protein inhibitors the future of cholesterol treatment - August 2013

Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says -July 2013

Statins against arthritis - June 2013

Amarin Announces Additional Effects of Vascepa(R) on Lipoprotein Particle Concentration - June 2013

Statin Drugs May Increase Risk Of Diabetes - May 2013

Statins often prescribed without good evidence - March 2013

Vytorin study to continue after review - March 2013

study to continue after review - March 2013

Call for all to take statins after 55 - March 2013

Mediterranean Diet as good as Statins some claim - Feb, 2013

Merck Settles Suits Over Cholesterol Drug - Feb 2013

Lovastatin may help fight malaria effects - Jan, 2013

Statin adherence drives health, Rx costs - Dec, 2012

Statins Plus Exercise Best at Lowering Cholesterol, Study Finds - Dec 2012

New drug significantly lowers bad cholesterol - Nov 2012

Novel Drug Helps Statins Cut Cholesterol - Nov 2012

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in U.S. Adults, Mostly From Statin Use - Oct 2012

Statins Tied to Reduced Glaucoma Risk - Oct 2012

National study finds reduced glaucoma risk in patients who take statins - Oct 2012

Give statins to all over-50s: Even the healthy should take heart drug, says British expert - Daily Mail, Sept 2012

Roche’s Secret Heart Drug Moves Toward Late-Stage Trial - Business Week July 2012

British trial finds polypill good for all over-50s

FDA Changes labeling requrements for statins

MedPageToday: Statins may cut Parkinson's risk

Tests for monoclonal antibody SAR236553/REGN727 in treatment of high cholesterol levels

Business Week: Roche cancels further development of cholesterol drug dalcetrapib.

New England Journal of Medicine: Generic Atorvastatin and Health Care Costs

Safety information, side-effect warnings on on-line statins are often lacking, British study finds

Study finds tatins work as well for women as for men

Technology Review - Meta analysis finds statins less beneficial than commonly assumed.

Staitins may reduce risk of prostate cancer mortality

Heart-Attack Stopping Gene Lures Amgen, Sanofi in Drug Race

FDA says Trilipix may not lower the risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Bill would make drug price gouging a federal crime

Wall St. Journal on generic atorvastatin.

The HDL Conundrum: What’s Bad about Drugs for Good Cholesterol?

Taking statins could reduce breast cancer risk by 30 per cent

Study: Cholesterol drugs may worsen asthma - CBS News

Forbes Magazine - Statins for Primary Prevention: the Debate Continues

What Do Gut Bugs Have to Do With High Cholesterol? A Lot - Time

British study: statins reduce deaths from infection

Study: Boosting Good Cholesterol With Niacin Did Not Cut Heart Risks

Are statins overprescribed for low-risk patients?

Universal polypills for over-55s criticized

Statins could help to fight infections

World 'failing to treat high cholesterol

Statins May Raise Risk of Recurrence in Some Stroke Patients

Wanring on side effects of simvastatin

3-Niaspan tops Zetia in new setback for Merck drug

More data on diabetes risk with statins

Managment of high cholesterol

Study says 11 million more Americans should be on statins. - USA Today article on JUPITER study. Washington Post story.

Giving Weight to HDL - Wall St. Journal article

A study of a large number of people found that statin use is associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. Further, the type of statin did not matter and everyone seemed to benefit, regardless of genetic predisposition for Alzheimer's.

Statins for all diabetics urged - from the BBC. UK researcher says all diabetics shold take statins, whether or not they have risk factors for coronary heart disease.

Taking cholesterol-lowering statins may help minimise the risk of an emergency Caesarean, researchers suspect.

Study finds statins may protect against memory loss - People at high risk for dementia who took statins were half as likely to develop dementia as those who did not take statins.

UK National Health Service encourages further use of statins

Studies find statin use may decrease cancer risk.

Red yeast rice supplements tested as alternatives to statins

Statins and bone fractures - update

Statins and Cancer

Effects on memory

AHA statement on statin use in children

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs recommends generic statins for many users.

Medicare and Statins



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