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  • New drug alternative to statins

    New drug alternative to statins0

    A new class of oral cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins due to side effects, according to a study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine. The findings come from the largest study to date to test the effectiveness and safety of bempedoic acid, an oral medication – yet to

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  • Statins reduce risk of major cardiovascular events ‘regardless of age’

    Statins reduce risk of major cardiovascular events ‘regardless of age’0

    Statin therapy reduces major vascular events, and a new meta-analysis shows this is the case even in patients over 75 years of age. The research, published in The Lancet, summarises evidence from 28 randomised controlled trials, including 186,854 patients, 14,483 of whom were aged over 75. The drugs reduced risks of major vascular events by about

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