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Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness
A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal further supports the well-known association between "statins" and muscle pain and weakness. Statins are cholesterol-lowering medications that include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). For more information please visit: http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/181/1-2/E11
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Statin Benefits Still Outweigh New Safety Information
A study published today in the medical journal "The Lancet" has reported that statins, a class of medicine used to treat high cholesterol, may be associated with a slightly increased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers who conducted the study found an extra case of diabetes for every 255 patients treated with a statin after four years - a significant finding - but still substantially lower than the five cardiovascular events these statins were found to prevent in the same group. Statins are a class of cholesterol-lowering medications that include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL), lovastatin (Altoprev, Mevacor), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). Statins are also included in several combination products including Advicor, Caduet, Simcor, and Vytorin. For more information, please visit: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2809%2961965-6/fulltext
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Atorvastatin MediGuard CRT
2010-02-17 Statin Benefits Still Outweigh New Safety Information Atorvastatin MediGuard CRT
2010-10-10 Pfizer Recalls Several Bottles of Lipitor Because of Strange Smell Atorvastatin Manufacturer
2010-10-31 Pfizer Recalls Two More Lots of Lipitor 40 mg Tablets Due To Strange Smell Atorvastatin Manufacturer
2010-12-21 Pfizer Recalls More Bottles of Lipitor Over Strange Smell Atorvastatin Manufacturer
2011-06-23 New Study Suggests High-Dose Statins May Cause Diabetes Atorvastatin MediGuard CRT
2012-02-28 FDA Provides Safety Advice for Statins Atorvastatin FDA
2012-07-05 Physicians Total Care Recalls Several Lots of Lipitor (Atorvastatin calcium) 40 mg Atorvastatin FDA
2012-11-26 Generic Lipitor Recall: Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Recalls Tablets of Atorvastatin Due to Glass Particles Atorvastatin Manufacturer
2012-12-02 Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Single Lot of Atorvastatin Tablets, 10 mg Atorvastatin FDA
2008-08-08 Combination use can lead to rare condition of muscle damage Atorvastatin and Amlodipine FDA
2009-08-28 Study Supports Link Between Statins and Muscle Pain and Weakness Atorvastatin and Amlodipine MediGuard CRT
2014-01-15 Merck Recalls All Lots of Liptruzet Atorvastatin and Ezetimibe Manufacturer
2007-08-14 Some Diabetes Drugs to Strengthen Warning on Heart Failure Risk FDA
2007-11-14 New additions to black box warning FDA
2009-06-08 Thiazolidinediones Associated with Increased Risk of Fractures MediGuard CRT
2012-03-19 Johnson & Johnson Recalls Single Lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion FDA
2012-03-07 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Recalls Several Lots of Azelastine Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution, 0.05% Azelastine FDA
2012-09-17 Apotex Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Azelastine HCl Nasal Solution Azelastine FDA
2012-05-17 FDA Issues Statement About Latest Study Regarding Azithromycin (Zithromax) and Rare Risk of Heart Related Death Azithromycin FDA
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