American Heart Association Tagged Articles

New study shows vytorin and zetia less effective than niacin

Posted: November 17, 2009 Pharmaceutical

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

Posted: November 17, 2009 Product Liability

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.

FDA favors Chantix over e-cigarettes. Why?

Posted: September 14, 2009 Pharmaceutical

Chantix made an appearance in last week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) when one contributor wrote that the Food and Drug Administration has acknowledged receiving nearly 100 reports of suicide and nearly 200 reports of

Doctors say stay with statins

Posted: April 1, 2008 Pharmaceutical

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