Vytorin Prescription Linked to Cancer

Vytorin Prescription Linked to Cancer Results from three studies of the cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin are not enough to prove or rule out a possible link to a higher risk of cancer, so the drug should be used with great caution until more is known, editors of a leading medical journal urged Tuesday. The New England…

Statin Drug Usage Jumps 150%, Heart Attacks Unchanged

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported this week that cholesterol lowering drugs called statins rose by 156 percent between 2000 and 2005. Spending on these stating drugs by US patients jumped from $7.7 billion to $19.7 billion. However, there is no proof or research to prove that these drugs actually reduce the…

Mumps Booster Vaccine Efficacy Questioned

Mumps The 2006 mumps outbreak in the US has affected also those who got the second booster shot, introduced in 1990. This came as a surprise for many experts, as it was widely believed that the second shot would boost immunity to a high level and for a longer period of time. The virus is…