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Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe

Ezetimibe is an anti-hyperlipidemic medication. It acts by decreasing cholesterol absorption in the intestine. It is used together with statins (Vytorin®) to help lower cholesterol in patients who cannot be controlled on statins alone. Importance of ez more...

Rosuvastatin pills

Rosuvastatin

Rosuvastatin is an HMG CoA reductase inhibitor which is also known as “statins” group. A class of drug that works by blocking the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. Indications: for primary hypercholesterolemia (excessive choleteste more...

Cerivastatin pills

Cerivastatin

Cerivastatin blocks the production of cholesterol (a type of fat) in the body. It belongs to a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor also known as the “statins”. Cerivastatin is used to reduce the amounts of low density lipoprotein (LDL) o more...

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Employers, Insurers Begin To Reduce Or Eliminate Prescription Drug Copays For Some Chronic Disease Medications
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined how an increased number of employers and health insurers have begun to reduce or eliminate copayments for certain medications for chronic diseases as part of an effort to "curb soaring health care costs" by "preventing costly health crises down the road.


Drug Company Funding Of Drug Trials Greatly Influences Outcome
In head-to-head trials of two drugs, the one deemed better appears to depend largely on who is funding the study, according to an analysis of nearly 200 statin-drug comparisons carried out between 1999 and 2005.UCSF researchers examined 192 published results of trials comparing one cholesterol-lowering statin drug to another, or to a non-statin drug.Their findings found that two links stood out.




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