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