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New study shows vytorin and zetia less effective than niacin
Vytorin has struck out again, this time in a clinical trial that compared the drug’s safety and efficacy to a prescription form of the B vitamin niacin. The results of the trial, which the New England Journal of Medicine featured
FDA investigates external defibrillators for effectiveness
External biphasic defibrillators, monitor/defibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) used to provide cardioversion therapy to patients are being investigated by the Food and Drug Administration following reports that the devices designed to deliver 200 J (joules) were ineffective during use.
Doctors say stay with statins
As news of Vytorin’s lackluster performance in clinical tests circulates throughout the medical community, many prominent physicians are advocating a return to the use of statins to treat high cholesterol. Statins, such as Crestor, Zocor, and Lipitor, lower the liver’s