Merck Says New Cholesterol Drug Worked In Big StudyMerck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study.
Express Scripts To Cover Pricey New Cholesterol TreatmentsThe nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager decision to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol has raised concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year.
Docs At Odds Over Kids' Cholesterol Test GuidelinesShould all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
Merck: FDA Won't OK Its Combo Cholesterol DrugFederal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.
FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin DrugsFederal health officials are adding new safety warnings about risks of memory loss and elevated blood sugar to statins, a widely prescribed group of cholesterol-lowering medications.
NIH Stops Study Of Niacin To Prevent Heart AttacksA drug that boosts people's good cholesterol didn't go on to prevent heart attacks or strokes, leading U.S. officials to abruptly halt a major study Thursday.
New Cholesterol Drug Could Be "Next Big Thing"An experimental Merck drug safely boosted good cholesterol to record highs while dropping bad cholesterol to unprecedented lows in a study that stunned researchers and renewed medical hopes.
Pfizer Recalls Lipitor Due To Moldy SmellDrugmaker Pfizer Inc. announced Friday it would recall 38,000 bottles of its blockbuster cholesterol drug Lipitor due to an unpleasant odor, the third recall this year related to the problem.