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Statins Going Generic Saved Medicare Billions

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 – Here's evidence that prescription drugs don't have to cost a fortune: New research finds Medicare saved billions as more generic cholesterol-lowering medications became...

Study Casts Doubt on Value of Cholesterol Drugs

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2020 – Hundreds of millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs, like statins, but now a new review suggests that many folks don't benefit from these medications....

Statin Use May Cut All-Cause, CVD Mortality in Those 75 and Older

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 – In U.S. veterans aged 75 years and older, statin use is associated with reduced all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study published in the July 7 issue...

75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart

TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 – Older adults with healthy hearts probably would benefit from taking a cholesterol-lowering statin, a new study contends. People 75 and older who were free of heart disease...

American Association for Cancer Research, June 22-24

The American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2020 The American Association for Cancer Research held a second virtual meeting as part of their annual conference from June 22 to 24 and...

Women Less Likely to Get Standard Heart Medications

WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 – It's a myth that heart attacks are a "man's disease." Yet a new research review confirms that women remain less likely than men to get medications routinely recommended for...

Statin, Aspirin Uptake Low With Peripheral Artery Disease, Stroke

MONDAY, May 18, 2020 – Uptake of guideline-directed preventive therapies is lower for patients with stroke and peripheral artery disease (PAD) compared with those with coronary artery disease (CAD),...

ACC: Statins Cut Heart Failure Risk in Early Breast Cancer Treatment

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 – For women with early breast cancer receiving anthracyclines or trastuzumab, statin treatment is associated with a reduced risk for heart failure hospital visits, according...

Statins Might Reduce Harms From Breast Cancer Chemo

FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 – Cholesterol-lowering statins are commonly used to help prevent heart disease. Now a new study hints that they could shield women's hearts from the harms of certain breast...

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb 'High-Risk' Prostate Cancers

FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 – Drugs that many men with prostate cancer might already be taking – cholesterol-lowering statins – may help extend their survival if they have a "high-risk" form of the...

AHA News: Statins May Do Double Duty on Heart Disease and Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (American Heart Association News) – About 40 million adults in the U.S. take a statin to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk for heart disease. They might also be...

Statins Won't Harm Aging Brains, and May Even Help

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 – Concerns that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs can impair brain health appear to be unfounded, according to new research. "Statins won't make you stupid or cause memory...

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...

AHA News: Why Aren't More Stroke Survivors Getting Statins?

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – People with a history of stroke are less likely than those with heart disease to get cholesterol-lowering statin drugs despite the...

AHA News: Why Do Women Get Statins Less Frequently Than Men?

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) – Women are less likely than men to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statins – or get them prescribed at guideline-recommended intensity l...

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