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Controversies Surrounding Statin Drugs

Statin drugs are routinely prescribed for lowering cholesterol levels, even if these are only slightly high and even more so if they are very high. After all, high cholesterol levels are a factor in heart attack. New studies and research caused the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology to set fresh guidelines [...]

Stroke Buster Drugs Make News

Stroke buster drugs called tissue plasminogen activators, were first approved by the FDA as far back as 1996. Long term studies on the use and effects of these drugs have shown that while the stroke busting drugs improve the quality of life, they don’t have a marked effect on survival rates. When a stroke is [...]