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Business 16 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Study raises new questions about Merck pill Zetia

ORLANDO, Florida (AP): A new study raises fresh concerns about Zetia and its cousin, Vytorin - drugs that are still taken by millions of people to lower cholesterol, despite questions raised last year about how well they work.

Business 18 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Innovation unravelled

Dr Lim Ewe Ghee feels the principles underlying the NEM should continue to be applauded.

Business 18 Nov 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

New drug claims steep drop in bad cholesterol; boosts good cholestrol

CHICAGO: An experimental drug boosted good cholesterol so high and dropped bad cholesterol so low in a study that doctors were stunned and voiced renewed hopes for an entirely new way of preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Business 07 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Lipitor prepares for fadeout after US$130bil sales

NEW YORK (Reuters) - It may take a breakthrough treatment for Alzheimer's disease to match the $130 billion lifetime sales record of Pfizer's Lipitor, the cholesterol fighter that wrote its own chapter in pharmaceutical history.

Business 26 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

More proof Mediterranean diet can ward off heart disease

A Mediterranean diet high in olive oil, nuts, fish and fresh fruits and vegetables may help prevent heart disease and strokes, according to a large study from Spain.

Business 25 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Is there another factor other than cholesterol and triglycerides causing heart attacks?

NEW YORK: Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides

Business 25 Apr 2013 | 9:06 AM Premium

Another factor causing heart attacks?

NEW YORK: Thousands of heart attack victims every year have none of the notorious risk factors before their crisis - not high cholesterol, not unhealthy triglycerides.

Business 12 Feb 2014 | 9:04 AM Premium

UK cost agency urges far wider use of statin drugs

LONDON: Doctors should use cholesterol-lowering statin drugs much more widely to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to Britain's healthcare cost-effectiveness watchdog.

Business 31 Mar 2014 | 6:47 AM Premium

Alternative treatment for cholesterol shows promise

WASHINGTON: An experimental treatment has shown promise in lowering bad cholesterol, offering hope for people at risk of heart disease but who cannot tolerate drugs known as statins, researchers said Sunday.