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Monday, November 16, 2009

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A new study raises more questions about ezetimibe (Zetia)


The trial, known as ARBITER-6 HALTS, was stopped early in June after it was discovered that LDL-cholesterol-lowering Zetia was less effective than extended-release niacin (Niaspan), which raises HDL, or "good," cholesterol levels, in reducing plaque build-up in the arteries.

"This trial provides a clear and undeniable statement on the superior clinical effectiveness of niacin over ezetimibe," study principal investigator Dr. Allen Taylor

84 10 MG Zetia $150
month supply of niaspan $11

1 comment:

Tony said...

No, actually Niaspan costs $4 per day, or $120 per month. Generic Niacin is $4 per MONTH.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/11/vytorin-trial-shows-little-or-no-benefit-against-heart-disease.html

The asshat at Abbot (Taylor) says generic niacin has not been shown to be safe and effective:

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/11/15/new-study-raises-new-questions-about-cholesterol.html

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