FDA: LDL-lowering drug may be linked to cancer risk

September 2008
Hem/Onc Today;9/10/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 16, p1
The article reports on a warning issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about the possible relationship between combination simvastatin plus ezetimibe and an increased incidence of cancer. According to preliminary data from the Simvastatin Ezetimibe Aortic Stenosis (SEAS) trial, the combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe lowered the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels of patients with mild to moderate aortic stenosis.


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