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.
Drug Safely Cuts Prostate Cancer Risk, Texas Study FindsThe results of a long-term major federal study that was done in Texas is easing worries about the safety of a hormone-blocking drug that can lower a man's chances of developing prostate cancer.
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.
Perry Says HPV Vaccine Mandate Was A MistakeGov. Rick Perry officially started his campaign for President on Saturday, and voters are already asking tough questions about his record.
FDA Says Merck Drug Successfully Fights HepatitisFederal health officials said Monday a highly-anticipated drug to treat hepatitis C made by Merck appears to cure more patients in less time than established drugs that have been used for 20 years.
New Hope For Hepatitis C SufferersTwo powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C -- even though most who have the simmering infection don't know it yet.
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.