Zocor News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/20/2015
Cholesterol Drugs May Lower Stroke Risk for Healthy Older Adults

Statins and fibrates both drop chances by about one-third, study suggests

3/5/2015
Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Large Finnish study found a nearly 50 percent increase in people taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

9/15/2014
Older Patients More Likely to Fill Prescriptions for Generic Statins: Study

Higher use of cheaper types of cholesterol-lowering drugs led to a lower risk of heart problems

3/19/2014
Cholesterol Drug Might Help Slow MS Progression

Early study showed reduced brain shrinkage among multiple sclerosis patients given generic statin

7/24/2013
Statin Use May Reduce Parkinson's Risk, Study Says

Stopping cholesterol-lowering drug could raise odds of the disease, researchers suggest

7/9/2013
Most Statin Users Won't Have Major Side Effects

However, large review found 9 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes

5/23/2013
Statins May Hamper Workout Results

Overweight people on cholesterol-lowering drugs saw less fitness improvement than others in small study

4/1/2013
Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study

People who quit may do better with different type or dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs

3/20/2013
High-Dose Statins Linked to Acute Kidney Damage

Large study doesn't prove connection, but experts say patients should ask doctors about concerns

11/29/2012
Cholesterol Drug Boosts Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice: Study

But more research is needed before topical Zocor is approved for human cuts

8/21/2012
Statins Won't Hurt, Might Even Help, Your Pancreas: Study

Findings contradict previous reports on possible connection

6/12/2012
Statins May Leave Patients With Less Energy: Study

Women especially reported more fatigue with Pravachol, Zocor

2/29/2012
Could a Statin Lower Your Risk for Depression?

Study finds heart patients who take the cholesterol-lowering drugs less apt to be depressed

11/29/2011
Lipitor Goes Generic, Saving Patients Money

Top-selling cholesterol-lowering drug will be available to more people

11/15/2011
No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study

The vitamin may increase stroke risk, researchers find

6/8/2011
FDA Places New Warning Label on Zocor

High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin may raise risk of muscle damage, should not be given to new patients, agency says

9/15/2004
Intensive Statin Use Not for All Heart Patients

High doses don't always prevent problems, and may cause some