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June 12th, 2011

CardioExchange Panel: Whither High-Dose Simvastatin?

Last week, the FDA issued a warning high-dose simvastatin because of the risk of myopathy. CardioExchange got the reactions from a panel we assembled. Whose views do you agree with? What points did our panelists miss? See a similar panel’s reactions the publication of the SHARP Trial here. Given the FDA warning, do you see any role […]


June 8th, 2011

FDA Recommends Limiting Use of High-Dose Simvastatin

The FDA today recommended significant limitations in the use of high-dose (80 mg) simvastatin because of the increased risk for myopathy. The FDA said the 80-mg dose should be used only in people who have been taking the high dose for at least one year and have had no evidence of myopathy. The high dose […]