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Study Finds That Millions Who Take Statins May Not Need Them

Study Finds That Millions Who Take Statins May Not Need Them

A new study has determined that millions of people currently taking widely prescribed statin drugs to prevent heart disease may not need them. Statins, which are sold under brand names like Lipitor, Crestor, and Zocor, are the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They are used to lower LDL cholesterol, a primary driver […]

Paxlovid May Interact With Common Heart Drugs and Cause Blood Clots, Bleeding, Arrhythmia and Muscle Weakness

Paxlovid May Interact With Common Heart Drugs and Cause Blood Clots, Bleeding, Arrhythmia and Muscle Weakness

Findings from a new study published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology found that administration of the anti-viral drug Paxlovid can interact with several commonly prescribed cardiovascular drugs and be associated with an increased risk for blood clots and bleeding, which are termed clinically relevant drug-to-drug interactions (DDI).1 Manufactured by Pfizer, Paxlovid is […]

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