Clinical benefit yes, cost-benefit no?

Clinical benefit yes, cost-benefit no? The global team, which includes researchers from Imperial College London, says the drug could provide added benefit to patients already taking statins by further reducing the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in their blood. The

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New partnership could prevent heart attacks and strokes across the region

A NEW partnership between NHS England and the British Heart Foundation could prevent hundreds of heart attacks and strokes when a new region-wide service to screen people for high levels of cholesterol is launched. Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) …

Bromsgrove Standard

Who Really Needs Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Drugs

Experts agree that high blood pressure and high cholesterol increase the risk of having a heart attack. So you might think they also agree on when you should take drugs to control them. They don’t. Earlier this year the American College of Physicians

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Women Taking Statins Faced Increased Diabetes Risk

The study found a “dose effect” in the elderly women who took statins to treat cholesterol. Published Online: March 17, 2017. AJMC Staff. A study from Australia has found that older women who took statins to lower cholesterol faced a significantly

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New drug alongside statins can significantly cut cholesterol

Stung by slow sales of its next-generation anti-cholesterol drug, Amgen hopes new clinical data, released this morning, will spur doctors to boost prescriptions and-perhaps more important-drive insurers to loosen their restrictions. The drug’s

Normangee Star

New drug that can ‘switch off’ heart disease could cut death rates by a FIFTH

Thousands of Brits could be saved by a new drug which can “switch off” heart disease . Doctors today hailed the cholesterol-busting drug as “much more effective” than statins. The powerful drug slashes the risk of dying from heart disease by a fifth, …

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Study finds cholesterol-lowering drug may prevent heart disease

The PCSK9 inhibitor can dramatically lower cholesterol levels, but some worry that at more than $14,000 per year it is prohibitively priced for the average person. By Amy Wallace | March 17, 2017 at 11:14 AM …

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New drug breakthrough dramatically cuts cholesterol

An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, doctors say. stethoscope and heart monitor. Photo: AFP / Science Photo Library. The British Heart Foundation said the findings were a

Radio New Zealand

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer

An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be used by millions. The British

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Supplements for a Healthy Heart

So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless …

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Powerful new cholesterol drug helps statins slash the risk of heart attack: Medication could save thousands of lives …

A powerful new cholesterol drug could save the lives of thousands of Britons every year, landmark research suggests. The injectable medication, usually taken alongside statins, cuts the risk of heart attacks by an extra quarter. A study found patients

Daily Mail

New drug in combo with statins can cut cholesterol

“This is significant but the mainstay of therapy will still remain with statins and this drug may be used in selected patients who are particularly high risk – more likely to be people who have already had cardiovascular events like heart attacks or

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Mixing new drug with statins can reduce risk of heart attack

An global trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall by around 60% on average. Evolocumab similarly targets the liver, one of your body’s filters, by blocking a protein in the organ

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New heart disease drug hailed as ‘game-changer’

A NEW drug has outperformed statins and has been shown to lower “bad cholesterol” to unprecedented levels, cutting the risk of heart attacks by more than 20 per cent in what is being called a “game-changer” for high-risk patients. The breakthrough came …

The National

Drug Cuts Cholesterol Levels More Than Any Other To Stop Heart Attacks

A newly developed drug could help your heart by targeting your liver, according to a new study. High cholesterol is dangerous in the world of the heart because the fat might build up in your arteries and block blood flow, increasing your risk of a

International Business Times

New drug found to prevent heart attacks

A new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol levels, scientists have found. An international trial of 27,000 patients found that those who took the drug evolocumab saw their bad cholesterol levels fall by around 60 per

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New drug set to combat Scotland’s biggest killer by reducing bad cholesterol

A landmark study has shown an innovative new drug will prevent heart attacks and strokes in Scotland by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented low levels. The large international trial on 27,000 patients with 74 trial sites in the UK included the

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