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Cholesterol Drug

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

Docs At Odds Over Kids’ Cholesterol Test Guidelines

Should 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.

07/23/2012

A Merck & Co. sign sits in front of a facility. (credit: Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images)

Merck: FDA Won’t OK Its Combo Cholesterol Drug

Federal regulators have decided not to approve a new combination cholesterol drug made by Merck & Co., at least for now.

03/05/2012

A prescription bottle label of Pfizer's Lipitor. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

FDA Adds New Safety Information To Statin Drugs

Federal 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.

02/28/2012

A nurse takes a blood sample to establish the level of cholesterol of a patient. (credit: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images)

NIH Stops Study Of Niacin To Prevent Heart Attacks

A 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.

05/26/2011

A worker gives a blood sample for a cholesterol check. (credit: Getty Images/Chris Hondros)

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/18/2010

Tablets of the cholesterol drug Lipitor sit in a tray at a pharmacy.

Pfizer Recalls Lipitor Due To Moldy Smell

Drugmaker 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.

10/29/2010