SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis
A new analysis of the SPARCL trial has shown that the total number of vascular events prevented with atorvastatin was more than twice the number of first events prevented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Non-Statin Drug That Lowers Cholesterol
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can’t tolerate — or don’t get enough help from — widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor. The Food and Drug Administration approved Esperion Therapeutics Inc.’s Nexletol for people genetically predisposed to have sky-high cholesterol and people who have heart disease and need to further lower their bad cholesterol. The daily pill is to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and the highest statin dose patients can handle, the FDA said. High LDL, or bad choles...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Cholesterol Statins Source Type: news

FDA approves drug that lowers cholesterol in a new way
U.S. regulators have approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who don't get enough help from widely used statin pills like Lipitor and Crestor (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Niti CEO to find ways to reduce drug import dependence on China
The list has been compiled by the drug regulatory authority and contains antibiotics like azithromycin, amoxicillin, ofloxacin, metronidazole, vitamins such as B12, B1, B6 and E, female hormone progesterone and anticardiac arrest drug atorvastatin, among others. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is That Statin Doing You Any Good?
THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 -- Many people who take cholesterol-lowering statins may not benefit from them, researchers say. Drugs like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and fluvastatin (Lescol) provide little value to people without heart disease, new research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the side effects of Lipitor? An overview
Lipitor is a cholesterol lowering statin that has a low risk of side effects. Learn about its side effects, warnings, and possible drug interactions here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Statins Source Type: news

Retiring CEO Bresch leaves a legacy of growth at Mylan
Global pharmaceutical company Mylan NV announced its CEO and Board Director Heather Bresch will retire as the company merges with Pfizer Inc. unit Upjohn by the middle of 2020 to form a new company with the EpiPen, Lipitor and Viagra among its products. In 2012, Bresch was the first woman named CEO of a Fortune 500 global pharmaceutical company. During an almost three-decade career at Mylan, she helped transform the company from a 300-employee, $100 million revenue, single-country operation into… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Pfizer in talks to merge off-patent assets with Mylan
Deal would create large seller of drugs including former blockbuster brands Lipitor and Viagra (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer and Mylan in talks to merge off-patent drugs operations
Stock deal would create large seller of products including former blockbusters Lipitor and Viagra (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer and Mylan set to merge off-patent drugs operations
Stock deal will create large seller of products including former blockbusters Lipitor and Viagra (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pfizer focuses on regional China after price cuts hit sales
Tendering scheme in 11 cities squeezes out anti-cholesterol drug Lipitor (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Some Generic Drugs Could Do More Harm Than Good
For the 16 years that Dr. Brian Westerberg, a Canadian surgeon, worked volunteer missions at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, scarcity was the norm. The patients usually exceeded the 1,500 allotted beds. Running water was once cut off when the debt-ridden hospital was unable to pay its bills. On some of his early trips, Westerberg even brought over drugs from Canada in order to treat patients. But as low-cost generics made in India and China became widely available through Uganda’s government and international aid agencies in the early 2000s, it seemed at first like the supply issue had been ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Eban Tags: Uncategorized generic drugs medication medicine Source Type: news

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)
Title: Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Vytorin (simvastatin and ezetimibe)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)
Title: Lipitor (atorvastatin) vs. Zetia (ezetimibe)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - May 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news