Statins side effects: Four serious signs that may show up in your nose - 'nosebleeds'
STATINS are a proven game-changer against high cholesterol - a precursor to heart disease. The cholesterol-lowering medications can cause side effects - here are four associated with your nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Report muscle pains otherwise myopathy might develop
STATINS bring down high cholesterol when lifestyle adjustments aren't enough. The medication is widely prescribed to help prevent heart disease and stroke. However, side effects can occur - what are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: The serious side effects in your genitals to be aware of
STATINS are medicines that lower high cholesterol levels - a precursor to heart disease. In rare circumstances, taking statins can have adverse side effects, some of which can be seen in your genitals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Davis company working on breathable medicine to aid Covid-19 recovery
A Davis biopharmaceutical startup has licensed a breathable statin technology from the University of California Davis that may help people suffer less and recover faster from Covid-19. InVixa Inc. plans to be in preclinical trials starting this year for its breathable medicine, which gets into the nose and lungs more quickly than a pill and could treat the respiratory problems caused by viruses and specifically Covid-19. Human trials could begin this year. “Our initial focus will be to treat… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Davis company working on breathable medicine to aid Covid-19 recovery
A Davis biopharmaceutical startup has licensed a breathable statin technology from the University of California Davis that may help people suffer less and recover faster from Covid-19. InVixa Inc. plans to be in preclinical trials starting this year for its breathable medicine, which gets into the nose and lungs more quickly than a pill and could treat the respiratory problems caused by viruses and specifically Covid-19. Human trials could begin this year. “Our initial focus will be to treat… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mark Anderson Source Type: news

Statins warning: Grapefruit juice could interact with the treatment - what else to avoid
STATINS are a group of medicines that can help reduce the amount of accumulated cholesterol in your blood. Statins can interact with certain dietary items so caution is advised. A surprising interaction is grapefruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Four gastrointestinal symptoms warning something is not right
STATINS side effects: There are a variety of ailments which may ensue due to taking the medication. Experiencing any of these four gastrointestinal symptoms could be signs you need to see your GP. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins and Disease Recurrence in Ulcerated Primary Melanoma Statins and Disease Recurrence in Ulcerated Primary Melanoma
Might long-term statin use before melanoma diagnosis reduce the risk of melanoma recurrence?The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins: Do Statins cause more harm than good? What are the side effects?
STATINS are a type of medication that help to prevent high cholesterol levels in the blood as well as a number of deadly conditions, including heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks. But do statins cause more harm than good, and what are the side effects of taking statins? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Heart From Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
Risk for heart failure hospital presentations significantly lower in statin - exposed women treated with anthracyclines (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Early, Large LDL Reduction Tied to Lowest Event Rates After MI Early, Large LDL Reduction Tied to Lowest Event Rates After MI
Real-world evidence from the SWEDEHEART registry shows that larger early LDL-C reductions with high-intensity statins are associated with a host of benefits compared with smaller reductions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins May Protect Heart From Chemo for Early Breast Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2021 -- For women with early breast cancer treated with anthracyclines, statin exposure is associated with a lower risk for hospital presentation for heart failure, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statins May Give Boost to Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Drugs
This study, which included both patients with pleural mesothelioma and with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, found a potential synergy with the immunotherapy drugs. Opdivo and Keytruda, generically called nivolumab and pembrolizumab, respectively, are known as PD-1 inhibitors, drugs that restrict a protein from stopping immune response to cancer cells. “Statins may lead to prolonged antigen retention on cell membrane and strengthen antigen presentation to T cells, thus suggesting a potential synergy with PD-1 inhibitors,” the authors wrote. “The anti-tumor effect of statins might be attributed to an i...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 7, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

New Data Strengthen Case for Prechemotherapy Statins New Data Strengthen Case for Prechemotherapy Statins
Statins were linked to a roughly 50% reduction in heart failure hospitalizations among older patients with breast cancer, including those given anthracyclines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Common drug may protect hearts from damage caused by breast cancer chemotherapy
(University Health Network) New research from UHN's Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC) shows statins, commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, may also protect the heart from damaging side-effects of early breast cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins may protect the heart from chemotherapy treatment of early breast cancer
(American Heart Association) Women who take statins, the common cholesterol-lowering medication, during chemotherapy with anthracyclines for early-stage breast cancer are half as likely to require emergency department visits or hospitalization for heart failure in the 5 years after chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

To Prescribe or Deprescribe Statins, That Is the Question
The treatment of elevated cholesterol, particularly with β-hydroxy β-methylglutaryl-CoA (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors, commonly known as statins, is measured by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services in various different ways. Statin Use in Persons With Diabetes (SUPD), a new Medicare Part D star measure in 2019, was listed as measure D14 in 2020; it calculates the percentage of patients between 40 and 75 years old who received at least two diabetes medication fills and also received a statin medication during the measurement period. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 29, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Jeanne Manzi Source Type: news

AHA 2020 Highlights: Potential Practice Changers AHA 2020 Highlights: Potential Practice Changers
AHA provided some answers to the perplexing issues of statin myopathy and MINOCA. There were also some clever implementation science studies.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

One in Five Patients Hospitalized With COVID - 19 Dies
Statins, angiotensin - converting enzyme inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers tied to lower risk for death (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

New in the < i > Hastings Center Report < /i > , November-December 2020
(The Hastings Center) Appealing to patient autonomy, bioethicists argue for making oral contraceptives, HIV-prevention medicines, statins, and many other prescription drugs available over the counter. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review
The annual tradition continues as did cardiology research despite a pandemic. Trials on fish oils, statins, SGLT2 inhibitors, and antiplatelets are among the selections of Drs Harrington and Gibson.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Can you have the coronavirus vaccine if you're on statins?
STATIN prescriptions form a part of many people's daily routines, especially older people in the UK, many of whom will soon have their first dose of the Covid vaccine. Can you have the coronavirus vaccine if you're on statins? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Class 3 Medicines Recall: Lupin Healthcare (UK) Limited, Simvador 10mg, 20mg and 40mg Tablets
Lupin Healthcare (UK) Limited has informed theMHRA thataffected batches of Simvastatin tablets have been packaged with a version of patient information leaflet that does not include the most up to dat (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - December 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Clinical trial results address concerns about pharmacogenetic testing
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Researchers conducted a randomized controlled trial of pharmacogenetic testing related to cholesterol-lowering medications called statins.After one year, the cholesterol levels in the group who received their pharmacogenetic results were not higher than those in the group who did not receive their results, and they were not less likely to receive medical care meeting recommended guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Statin Use for Primary Prevention of CVD Lower for Sexual Minorities
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- The lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) population has a lower prevalence of statin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in the Journal of the American Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

LGBTQ Adults Often Miss Out on Cholesterol Meds
Of the 12% of respondents who identified as LGB, less than 21% were taking statins for primary prevention, compared with nearly 44% of non-LGB adults. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gay, Lesbian Adults Often Miss Out on Cholesterol Meds
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults are less likely to take cholesterol-lowering statins to prevent heart disease than heterosexual adults, even though they have a higher heart disease risk, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Statins can save lives, are they being used?
(Mayo Clinic) People who have coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease often are prescribed a statin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins can save lives, are they being used?
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? People who have coronary artery disease, stroke or peripheral artery disease often are prescribed a statin, a cholesterol-lowering drug that reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke. In a recent publication in JAMA Network Open, Mayo Clinic researchers identify trends in statin use across the U.S. among people with these diseases, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 1, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Not Even a Peripheral Role for Statins in ESRD? Not Even a Peripheral Role for Statins in ESRD?
A new editorial explores the question of whether statin therapy offers benefits in the management of end-stage renal disease.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Nov 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology Nov 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19 vaccines and virtual AHA presentations on statins and the nocebo effect, high dose omega-3s, and AF ablation are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses on this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statin use in U.S. up 20% in last 10 years, study finds
Use of statin cholesterol-lowering drugs in the United States has increased by roughly 20% over the past decade, with more than 70% of those taking the medications adhering to their prescribed treatment regimen. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Cholesterol Statin Side Effects'All in Your Head'?
Title: Are Cholesterol Statin Side Effects'All in Your Head'?Category: Health NewsCreated: 11/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/20/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - November 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Are Statin Side Effects'All in Your Head'?
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 -- Most of the side effects commonly blamed on cholesterol-lowering statins may actually be the product of patients'imaginations, new British research claims. The finding follows a study of 60 patients who had been taking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Aspirin and Statins in Chronic Hepatitis B: It's Complicated Aspirin and Statins in Chronic Hepatitis B: It's Complicated
Statins play a bigger part than aspirin in reducing risk for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with hepatitis B, new research shows, and cirrhosis seems to cancel any beneficial effect of aspirin.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

AHA: Adding Omega-3 Fatty Acids Does Not Cut High CV Risk
THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2020 -- A carboxylic acid formulation of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (omega-3 CA) does not improve outcomes among statin-treated patients at high cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online Nov.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SAMSON Trial Makes Its Case to Cut Statin Side Effects SAMSON Trial Makes Its Case to Cut Statin Side Effects
Lead author James Howard discusses the'clever'N-of-1 SAMSON trial, designed to answer the age-old question of whether statin adverse effects are truly drug related.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Statins Beneficial in Elderly, Guidelines Should Be Strengthened Statins Beneficial in Elderly, Guidelines Should Be Strengthened
Contrary to previous evidence, two new studies show cardiovascular risks in elderly with elevated LDL cholesterol and benefits from treatments that are similar to those used for younger patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AHA: Polypill, With or Without Aspirin, Reduces Cardiovascular Events
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- A polypill comprising statins and blood pressure-lowering drugs, with or without aspirin, is associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Polypill' May Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk By 40%
The "polypill" containing three generic blood pressure medications and a statin dramatically reduced the risk of heart-related illness in people with no prior history of heart problems, according to clinical trial results. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fish Oil Doesn ’ t Seem To Prevent Heart Problems
This study is consistent with earlier trials. The US Food and Drug Administration approved the fish oil-based drug Vascepa for heart attack and stroke prevention in 2019. Nissen hopes the FDA will take a look at these studies and reconsider that decision. “But it’s hard to get something undone once the genie gets out of the bottle,” he said. An editorial in the journal that accompanies the study written by Dr. Gregory Curfman, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, also suggested the FDA should require a postmarketing clinical trial of a high-dose of fish oil, such as Vascepa, vs. corn...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN fish oil Source Type: news

SAMSON Pins Most Muscle Pain With Statins on the Nocebo Effect SAMSON Pins Most Muscle Pain With Statins on the Nocebo Effect
Some patients really do get side effects, such as muscle pain, from statins, but the trial suggests that'90% of this symptomatic burden is elicited by placebo tablets too,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

'Nocebo effect' cause of most statin side-effects, study suggests
Negative expectations may play part, with adverse effects reported when taking placeboMany of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms – even if the drug is a placebo – a study suggests.Statins are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the UK, taken by nearly eight million people to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol levels.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Statins Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

SAMSON Answers the Statin Side Effect Question SAMSON Answers the Statin Side Effect Question
A nifty trial presented at the American Heart Association meeting could help patients with statin side effects restart the drugs.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Most statin problems caused by mysterious 'nocebo effect', study suggests
Issues are not caused by the drug but by people believing it will make them sick, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from dummy pills
(Imperial College London) People taking dummy pills and statins experienced similar side effects in a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Lower In-Hospital COVID-19 Mortality Risk
FRIDAY, Nov. 13, 2020 -- Treatment with statins prior to and during a COVID-19-related hospitalization is associated with lower COVID-19-related in-hospital mortality, according to a study published online Nov. 2 in the European Heart Journal:... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Primary Prevention Statins in Older Patients Primary Prevention Statins in Older Patients
Should statins be prescribed for patients older than 70 years? The jury is still out, but several upcoming trials may add some clarity.Journal of the American College of Cardiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins reduce heart disease risk even in older adults, studies find
Older adults benefit at least as much as young people from cholesterol-lowering medications that reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, according to two studies published Tuesday by The Lancet. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news