Saturday, August 30, 2008


FDA Looking Into Vytorin and Cancer Risk, but Interim Analysis Reassuring for Patients to Continue With Medication

from Heartwire — a professional news service of WebMD

Michael O'Riordan
Information from Industry

August 22, 2008 — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement informing clinicians about its investigation into the possible link between Vytorin, a combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin (Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals), and an increased risk of cancer [1]. At this point, however, the FDA states the review should not prompt patients to stop taking Vytorin or any other cholesterol-lowering drug.

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