FDA: New Warning Labels for Statins

Federal regulators announced today they would add additional safety warnings to the labels on statins, a class of drugs that lower cholesterol. Statins -- more commonly known by the brand names Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- inhibit the enzyme that plays a big part in the liver's production of cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now requires that statin labels include warnings about the rare but serious risk of liver damage, memory loss and confusion, and type 2 diabetes....Full Story
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