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Mar 23, 2009
 |  BC Week In Review  |  Clinical News  |  Clinical Results

Advicor extended release lovastatin/niacin data

In a retrospective, post-marketing analysis of 6,574 adults taking corticosteroids for asthma, patients who also received statin treatment for a cardiovascular condition had a lower rate of hospitalization or ER visit for asthma over 12 months (20% vs. 29%). The study included patients taking additional asthma medications, including short- and long-acting beta agonists and leukotriene modifiers. Statins included in the study were Advicor, Crestor rosuvastatin from AstraZeneca, Lipitor atorvastatin and Caduet atorvastatin/amlodipine from Pfizer, Altoprev...

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