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FDA Medwatch Alert: Trilipix (fenofibric acid): Drug Safety Communication - Label Change

Posted 9 Nov 2011 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals the cholesterol-lowering medicine Trilipix (fenofibric acid) may not lower a patient's risk of having a heart attack or stroke. FDA reviewed the data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Lipid trial. The ACCORD Lipid trial found no significant difference in the risk of experiencing a major adverse cardiac event between ...

Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs

Posted 22 Mar 2011 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 22 – Use of a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs called fibrates is on the rise in the United States despite research that suggests they may not do much to improve health, researchers say. Fibrates are often prescribed to people with low levels of HDL ("good") cholesterol and high levels of triglycerides, a harmful form of fat circulating in the blood, experts explained. The new ...

Herbicides, Fibrate Drugs May Block Taste Receptors

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 27 – Some common herbicides and cholesterol drugs block a nutrient-sensing receptor known as T1R3, researchers report. "Compounds that either activate or block T1R3 receptors could have significant metabolic effects, potentially influencing diseases such as obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome," study author Dr. Bedrich Mosinger said in a news release. Mosinger is a ...

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