Drug with Singapore link lowers risk of heart attack worldwide: Study

November 18, 2014 9:37 PM

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In the first discovery since statins were regularly used to lower cholesterol, a large, global study - in which doctors and heart patients in Singapore participated - has shown that a similar type of drug can protect people from heart attacks and strokes.

The benefits of Vytorin - whose active ingredient is made in a plant in Tuas and distributed for use worldwide - can help millions at high risk of heart attacks who cannot tolerate statins or do not respond to them sufficiently, according to a New York Times report on the findings.

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