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Vytorin Linked to Increased Risk for Cancer

Results from a new study of Vytorin, the SEAS study, just released, show a 50 percent increased incidence of cancer among people who were taking the cholesterol-lowering drug, compared to those on placebo. Additionally, the drug failed to show any slowing of aeortic stenosis, the primary of study endpoint. Investigators are forwarding their findings to the FDA and other regulatory agencies in countries where the drug is approved.

JUL-21-08: Ezetimibe/Simvastatin (Vytorin) Misses Major Cardiovascular Endpoints in SEAS Trial [MEDPAGE TODAY: VYTORIN ]

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