Happy new year 2021 to all our members and visitors! CORONAVIRUS safety tips from Admin! 1. Watch your hands with running water 2. Dont cough in your hands 3. Keep distance from people 4. Stay indoor if neccessary!! Stay safe !!! Dear Members,Do you know that naijacrux is fully programmed to serve you better, Do you know that you can share your favorite post on naijacrux with friends on twitter,facebook, googleplus,myspace and many more! To share post on naijacrux with friends and family on twitter, facebook,googleplus,myspace,and many more, scroll to the down page of the post, Click on the Social Icon You Want To Share On To Share.


Author Topic: Cholesterol Drug Modestly Lowers Risk of Heart Attack, Death - Study Reveals  (Read 1333 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline punch

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1019
  • Karma: +0/-0
Loading...

A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.

Results on the drug, Praluent, were announced Saturday at an American College of Cardiology conference in Florida. Itís the first time a cholesterol-lowering drug has reduced deaths since statins such as Lipitor and Crestor came out decades ago.

ďItís the ultimate outcome; itís what matters to patients,Ē said study leader Dr. Philippe Gabriel Steg of Hospital Bichat in Paris.

But the benefit was small ó 167 people would need to use Praluent for nearly three years to prevent a single death.

ďThatís a high costĒ that may still hinder its use, said one independent expert, Dr. Amit Khera, a preventive cardiologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and a spokesman for the American Heart Association.

The drugís makers, Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, sponsored the study and said they would work with insurers on pricing to get the medicine to those who need it the most.



 

Researchers Predict Increase in Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 1403
Last post May 10, 2017, 07:48:23 AM
by Naijaloaded
Medical Scientists Excited As New Drug Flushes Out HIV?

Started by mastercode

Replies: 0
Views: 1488
Last post July 24, 2014, 10:37:01 PM
by mastercode
US Approved New Drug to Boost Women's Sex Drive

Started by guruslodge

Replies: 0
Views: 18412
Last post June 24, 2019, 12:51:28 AM
by guruslodge
Study shows 1 in 3 Patients Starts HIV Treatment Late in 10 Countries

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 1481
Last post June 07, 2017, 12:51:12 AM
by Naijaloaded
Vitamin A Deficiency May Thwart Tuberculosis Infection - Study Shows

Started by Naijaloaded

Replies: 0
Views: 1704
Last post June 19, 2017, 08:20:27 AM
by Naijaloaded
Beware, Aspirin Drug Linked to Higher Risk of Serious Bleeding in the Elderly

Started by newspostng

Replies: 0
Views: 2227
Last post June 14, 2017, 01:58:11 AM
by newspostng