Opposite Day In the Medical Industry

Posted: September 2, 2008 in Our Health

Cholesterol pill taken by thousands linked to increased risk of cancer
By Jenny Hope

A pill that lowers cholesterol and is taken by thousands of Britons has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.

Drug safety chiefs in the U.S. are investigating a report of possible higher cancer rates among patients taking Inegy, a pill combining two kinds of medication.

The Food and Drug Administration said that it is reviewing data from a trial which found a ‘larger percentage’ of patients treated with the drug developed and died of cancer than those taking dummy medication.

Full data from the five-year trial of heart patients will be available to the FDA in three months’ time and it is expected to issue its conclusions within six months. (more…)


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