Gene study spots clues to heart risk for statin patients
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) A Vanderbilt-led research team has discovered genetic variations that increase the risk of heart attack even when patients are receiving a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor to lower their blood cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SECURE-PCI:'Statin Loading' in ACS Doesn't Cut 30-Day Event Risk SECURE-PCI:'Statin Loading' in ACS Doesn't Cut 30-Day Event Risk
But 30-day events dropped significantly after two big atorvastatin doses in one predefined subgroup of the trial ' s broad acute coronary syndrome population, a secondary but enticing result.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

This Cholesterol Drug Combination Might Lower Your Risk of Death, Study Finds
(ORLANDO) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often. Results on the drug, Praluent, were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. It’s the first time a cholesterol-lowering drug has reduced deaths since statins such as Lipitor and Crestor came out decades ago. “It’s the ultimate outcome; it’s what matters to patients,” said study leader Dr. Philippe Gabriel Steg of Hospital Bichat i...
Source: TIME: Health - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marilyn Marchione / AP Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Introduction of generic version reduces atorvastatin expenditure
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's recalls 80,000+ bottles of Atorvastatin from US
The product is being recalled through three separate letters to the drug regulator. Dr Reddy's officials were not immediately available for comment. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Class 2 Medicines Recall: Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 80mg film-coated tablets / Atorvastatin 80mg film-coated tablets, Almus livery
The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a class 2 medicines recall for specified batches of Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 80mg film-coated tablets / Atorvastatin 80mg film-c (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - November 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The effect of local and systemic statin use as an adjunct to non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy —A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsSignificant additional clinical and radiographic improvements are obtained after local, but not systemic, statin use as an adjunct to SRP in deep pockets associated with intrabony defects and seemingly with furcation defects; intrasurgical statin application seems similarly beneficial. Confirmation of these results, and especially of the effect size, from other research groups is warranted. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Growth inhibition of Candida species and Aspergillus fumigatus by statins.
Statins are a class of drugs widely used for lowering high cholesterol levels through their action on 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase, a key enzyme in the synthesis of cholesterol. We studied the effects of two major statins,simvastatin and atorvastatin, on five Candida species andAspergillus fumigatus. The statins strongly inhibited the growth of all species, except Candida krusei. Supplementation of Candida albicans and A. (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - October 11, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Atorvastatin Treatment and Risk of Diabetic Foot Infection Atorvastatin Treatment and Risk of Diabetic Foot Infection
Previous atorvastatin use may help protect against the development of diabetic foot infection among adult patients with diabetes, a new study reports.Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Does Lipitor Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?
Title: Does Lipitor Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/15/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Give chronic kidney disease patients a statin, doctors urged
20 mg of atorvastatin will help curb their risk of cardiovascular disease, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Taking statins linked to improved heart structure and function Statins' side effects have been overstated, study suggests Salt intake linked to CVD risk in kidney patients Diet for lowering blood pressure also reduces risk of kidney disease Kidney cancer drug approved for NHS use (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 27, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is Lipitor Safe if I Have Fatty Liver?
Title: Is Lipitor Safe if I Have Fatty Liver?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - June 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news