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Zetia Fails to Show Benefit Over Niacin for Heart Patients

Posted on Dec 10, 2009 in Uncategorized

  Cheap Vitamin B Beats Pricier Cholesterol Drug in Clearing Arteries By PEGGY PECK MedPage Today ORLANDO, Nov. 16, 2009 Study suggests cholesterol drugs Zetia and Vytorin may be ineffective. So said Dr. Anthony DeMaria, a leading cardiologist who is also the editor in chief of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He was referring to the results of a study that compared niacin — a form of vitamin B — to Zetia in high-risk patients who need more than a drug like Lipitor or Crestor to control their cholesterol. The niacin used in the study is not variety available in...

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