Niacin Beats Ezetimibe Head to Head

January 2010
Travel Medicine Advisor;Jan2010 Supplement, p1
The article offers updates on several drugs from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A study revealed that adding niacin to statin increases HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C). FDA has issued a notice which concerns the effects of combining clopidogrel (Plavix) with omeprazole (Prilosec). Research revealed that darbepoetin alfa (Aranesp), a common drug used in patients with chronic kidney disease can provide an increased risk of stroke on patients.


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