Tag: Cholesterol

Powerful New Cholesterol Med Won’t Harm Memory, Easing Concerns

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Despite some early concerns, a new study suggests the powerful cholesterol drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors may not cause memory problems or other mental symptoms. The drugs, which include evolocumab (Repatha) and alirocumab (Praluent), were approved in the United States in 2015. That came […]

New Cholesterol Drugs Vastly Overpriced, Study Contends

By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Are new medicines for people with out-of-control cholesterol wildly overpriced? It’s a question that’s sparking debate among consumers and providers of care. Now, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) report that the price of these drugs — called PCSK9 inhibitors — […]

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