Posts Tagged ‘Niaspan’

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July 16th, 2014

HPS2-THRIVE: The Final Chapter in the Niacin Story?

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Findings from HPS2-THRIVE raise uncomfortable questions for physicians.


September 19th, 2012

An Ad That Doesn’t Tell the Entire Story — Part 2: Niaspan

A print ad for Niaspan focuses only on how it raises HDL-cholesterol levels, with no mention of the lack of benefit in improving outcomes.


May 26th, 2011

NHLBI Stops the AIM-HIGH Trial of Niacin

The AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome with Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health) trial of niacin has been stopped early by the NHLBI. The trial was designed to test the addition of high-dose, extended-release niacin to statins in people at risk for CV events who had well-controlled LDL but low HDL and elevated […]