Study Lifts Cloud Over Heart Drugs Zetia, Vytorin

November 17, 2014 6:33 PM

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Study Lifts Cloud Over Heart Drugs Zetia, Vytorin

A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evidence that's been missing for more than a decade as the drugs racked up billions in sales.

Doctors have long focused on lowering LDL, or bad cholesterol, to prevent heart disease. Statins like Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor are the main medicines for this, and a lot of research shows they work.

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