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Niacin with statin medications linked to serious side effects

Posted: July 19, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Niacin offers no benefits to patients with heart disease and can cause serious side effects including diabetes, infections, and stomach ulcers, new research has found.

Statin side effects may outweigh benefits for most people

Posted: July 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An estimated five out of 100 people taking cholesterol-lowering statins after a heart attack will cheat death, another heart attack, or a stroke during the five years after having a heart attack. However, it is difficult to identify which five

Doctor says statins have little benefit for people at low risk for cardiovascular disease

Posted: June 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Many patients who are considered at low risk for cardiovascular disease but qualify for statin therapy under new health guidelines would refuse to take the drugs if they knew “the lack of benefit” they offered, says Dr. Rubin Minhas, a

Merck reaches $100 million settlement in NuvaRing side effects lawsuits

Posted: June 9, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A $100 million settlement involving life threatening side effects from Merck’s NuvaRing birth control device will stand now that a vast majority of claimants have agreed to the terms of the settlement.

Drug company anticipates launch of new oral testosterone treatment

Posted: June 1, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Clarus Therapeutics, an emerging men’s health specialty pharmaceutical company, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week to raise up to $86 million in an initial public offering. The biotech company is preparing for the commercial launch of

Women derive fewer benefits from cholesterol-lowering statins

Posted: May 29, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Cholesterol-lowering statins provide more benefit for men with heart disease than women with the same condition, according to a new study. The information comes just as lawsuits are piling up against Pfizer alleging the drug maker failed to warn the

Doctor raises red flags regarding heart risks with testosterone therapy

Posted: April 15, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Testosterone replacement therapy may sound attractive with ads promising to build muscle mass and boost libido, but Low T therapy may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, warns Dr. Joe Littlejohn, a urologist at Orlando Health. It

Investors consider new generation of cholesterol lowering drugs

Posted: April 2, 2014 Pharmaceutical

A new generation of cholesterol-lowering drugs is gearing up to take a bite out of the statin medication market, and investors last week got to see how this new class is faring in clinical trials during the annual American Cardiology

Many preteens with high cholesterol at risk for heart problems later in life

Posted: March 31, 2014 Pharmaceutical

As many as one-third of all preteens may have borderline or high cholesterol, putting them at risk of heart problems later in life, a new study suggests.

Alabama man files testosterone side effects lawsuit after suffering stroke

Posted: March 25, 2014 Pharmaceutical

An Alabama man has filed a lawsuit against the makers of the testosterone replacement treatment Testim, claiming the drug caused him to have a stroke.