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Abbott's TRILIPIX(R) (Fenofibric Acid) in Combination With Rosuvastatin Calcium Helps Patients With Mixed Dyslipidemia and Type 2 Diabetes Meet American Diabetes Association Lipid Targets
Date:6/8/2009

Post-hoc analysis of two large clinical trials showed combination therapy helped more patients reach combined targets for HDL, triglycerides and LDL than the pre-determined therapy alone

NEW ORLEANS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) TRILIPIX (R) (fenofibric acid) delayed-release capsules in combination with rosuvastatin calcium achieved individual and combined lipid targets in patients with mixed dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes. In these patients, the combination of TRILIPIX and rosuvastatin helped up to three times more patients simultaneously reach all three key lipid targets - HDL, triglycerides and LDL - than the pre-determined monotherapy. Results from this post-hoc analysis were presented today at the American Diabetes Association's 2009 Scientific Sessions.

TRILIPIX is a prescription medicine used along with diet to lower triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol, and increase HDL (good) cholesterol. TRILIPIX is also used along with diet to lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol in people who are at high risk of heart disease and are taking a statin medicine to control their LDL cholesterol. TRILIPIX has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or stroke more than a statin alone.

Dyslipidemia affects millions of Americans living with diabetes. These patients often have mixed dyslipidemia, a combination of two or more lipid problems including low HDL, high triglycerides and high LDL.

"Because diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease, it is particularly important that patients with diabetes and mixed dyslipidemia manage all three key lipid parameters," said Robert Rosenson, M.D., State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York. "The results of this analysis are promising for combination therapy with TRILIPIX and rosuvastatin."

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