Discontinuing cholesterol-busting drugs called statins would save money and potentially extend the lives of terminally ill patients, new research from Duke University School of Medicine suggests.
Statins, which are typically prescribed to lower cholesterol, alleviated chronic coughing in patients with lung disease, according to a study from the University of Edinburgh.
Statins, which are commonly used to treat high cholesterol, do not cause cognition problems in the short term and may offer significant protection against dementia in the long term. This is according to new research that contradicts government warnings about these medications.
Pharmaceutical companies are in a race to debut strong cholesterol-reducing drugs specifically targeted to those who don't respond to traditional medications, cardiologists and researchers said this week.
Cholesterol lowering medications known as statins might help prevent new-onset atrial fibrillation in elderly adults with hypertension, a new study reports.
In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.
In what has become the latest positive news about statins, researchers have found they appear to reduce the risk of death in patients hospitalized with the flu.
The National Institutes of Health announced it is ending its study of the cholesterol drug Niaspan 18 months early. Tracking results showed the medication had almost no chance of being beneficial to patients, researchers found.
Nearly 90% of older adults reported taking at least one prescription drug in the past month, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which noted that prescription drug use overall is on the rise.
There may be a connection between high blood pressure and hardened arteries, and an increased risk of falls among seniors, according to a new study.
People hit hard by seasonal flu strains have a higher likelihood of survival if they're already taking statins for managing cholesterol, according to a new report.