Navigation Links
Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs
Date:3/22/2011

acks, although not overall mortality, according to the study. But in those studies, patients took another generic fibrate that's been on the market since the 1980s, called gemfibrozil (which raised some safety concerns when combined with certain statins).

But even though most of the positive data on fibrates has come from that older drug, the news research shows the major growth in prescriptions in the United States has come from fenofibrate -- particularly its more expensive brand-name forms, Jackevicius said.

Use of fibrates has increased steadily in the United States, especially for the brand-name fibrate product. Fenofibrates account for more than $1 billion in U.S. sales, according to background information in the study.

In the study, researchers compared U.S. and Canadian prescription data between January 2002 and December 2009.

In the United States, prescriptions for fibrate medication generally more than doubled -- from 336 prescriptions per 100,000 people in 2002 to 730 prescriptions per 100,000 people in December 2009. The increase in Canada wasn't as steep, from 402 to 474 per 100,000 people.

And in the United States, prescriptions specifically for fenofibrate nearly tripled -- from 150 prescriptions for every 100,000 people in 2002 to 440 for every 100,000 people in 2009. In Canada, fenofibrate's use rose much less steeply, from 321 to 429 per 100,000, the study found.

The researchers also found that physicians tended to prescribe the brand-name drug over generic fenofibrate in the United States, but not in Canada, while costs for fibrates for every 100,000 people were nearly three times higher in the United States than in Canada.

A generic form of fenofibrate has been available in Canada much longer than in the United States, Jackevicius noted.

She said the finding raised a key question for Americans consumers: "Why use the brand name drug if you can use in the less expensive generic?"

Despite the l
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Elderly victims of abuse often use alcohol or drugs, study says
2. IU study: Smoke-free air law had no effect on off-track betting facility business activity
3. Richer White Women More Prone to Melanoma, Study Finds
4. Study finds reports of domestic violence rise 10 percent after NFL upsets
5. Study shows polypill to be safe and accepted by physicians and patients in developing countries
6. Moms Use of the Pill Wont Raise Kids Asthma Risk: Study
7. Stem Cell Transplant May Help Aggressive MS: Study
8. Chronic Pain Often Follows Car Crash: Study
9. Study examines whether lower blood pressure reduces kidney disease progression
10. Study suggests alternative treatment for bacteria in oysters
11. Reported Pollen Counts May Be Inaccurate, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Questions Rise in Use of Certain Cholesterol Drugs
(Date:9/2/2015)... , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... Things, announces its latest addition to its screen mirroring and extending product line ... Extended Wireless Display, which operates in local WIFI setting, the new Splashtop Wired ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Care Providers ... of mixed documents that include EOBs, payments, and payment related documents. AD-EOB A/R ... needed to reconcile their billing, with one efficient process and interface,“ stated Rich ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... of incoming goods, intermediate or final products. Automating sample handling makes density measurements ... sample handling, showing each step of the automated workflow and the advantages compared ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... The medical waste management market is expected to reach USD ... 5.2%. The global medical waste management market is segmented based on type of waste, ... to register the highest growth rate in the medical waste management market, by service, ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2015 , ... Good ... Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) donated $11,000 to the ... $5,000 donation to the foundation at the start of The Barclays, Horizon BCBSNJ challenged ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Splashtop Launches Wired XDisplay, the Fastest Screen Sharing Solution for Extending and Mirroring Your Computer Screen to Mobile Devices 2Health News:Splashtop Launches Wired XDisplay, the Fastest Screen Sharing Solution for Extending and Mirroring Your Computer Screen to Mobile Devices 3Health News:AliusDoc Launches Enhanced AD-EOB A/R Data Capture Solution to Streamline Processing of Payment-Related Documents Together with EOBs 2Health News:New Video from METTLER TOLEDO Shows the Advantages of Sample Handling Automation in Density Determination 2Health News:New Video from METTLER TOLEDO Shows the Advantages of Sample Handling Automation in Density Determination 3Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 2Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 3Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 4Health News:Medical Waste Management Market Growing at 5.2% CAGR to 2020 5Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 2Health News:Horizon BCBSNJ’s Healthy Steps Challenge Raises an Additional $6,000 for the NJ Golf Foundation with Help from PGA TOUR Golfer Morgan Hoffmann 3
... a Phase 1 clinical trial on a new experimental ... first new class of anti-TB drugs in the past ... and drug-resistant TB. The study is the first ... the National Institutes of Health through the Hinckley-based research ...
... protecting bikers, brains, may also be contributing to hearing ... find out why. The distinctive roar of a ... biggest source of noise for motorcyclists is actually generated ... legal speeds, the sound can exceed safe levels. Now, ...
... have received a major funding boost of 550,000 from ... into the pathological processes underpinning Alzheimer,s disease, the most ... the UK. The funding will be used to ... electrical signalling go wrong in the Alzheimer,s disease brain. ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Low blood pressure while undergoing dialysis ... blood vessels are connected to the dialysis machine, a ... a sudden drop in blood pressure during dialysis can ... and long-term problems such as stroke, seizure, heart damage ...
... research focusing on high-frequency oscillations, termed ripples and ... provide an important marker for the localization of ... to the study now available in Epilepsia ... Epilepsy (ILAE), the resection of brain regions containing ...
... Crawford, PhD, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry and ... at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been ... Excellence in Diversity Training by the Association of Psychology ... presented to Crawford during the American Psychological Association,s Convention ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists receive funding boost to further research into disease mechanisms of Alzheimer’s 2Health News:Blood Pressure Drop During Dialysis May Raise Clot Risk 2Health News:Fast ripples confirmed to be valuable biomarker of area responsible for seizure activity in children 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... , September 2, 2015 ... Market by Product (Digital & Computed Radiography, Ultrasound, Computed ... Radiology, PACS) by Application (Oncology, Cardiology, Neurology) - Global ... Poised to reach USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 growing ... Br owse 240 Tables and ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... , Sept. 2, 2015 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 17, in ... Mahoney , chief executive officer, and Dan Brennan , ... a 30-minute question and answer session regarding the company with ... A live webcast of the question and answer session ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 2, 2015  MEI ... focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for ... June 30, 2015. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133834 ... the fiscal year, I am quite pleased with how ... Daniel P. Gold , Ph.D., President and Chief ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 2Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 3Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 4Veterinary Imaging Market Worth USD 2.8 Billion by 2020 5Boston Scientific To Participate In 2015 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 2MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 3MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 4MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 5MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 6MEI Pharma Reports Fiscal Year 2015 Results 7
... COPAN announced this week that it has received the ... for collection and transfer of biological samples. The Japanese ... a growing number of patents held by COPAN across ... collection and transfer of biological samples, including the Australian ...
... Sept. 13 Tomorrow night, "Dan Rather Reports" will ...  These are not just lifestyle drugs like Viagra or ... like Aricept, used for the treatment of Alzheimer,s and ... is netting billions of dollars for criminals while, potentially ...
Cached Medicine Technology:COPAN Secures Japanese Patent for its Flocked Swab Innovation 2Are the Prescription Drugs You Are Taking Real, or Counterfeit? HDNet's Dan Rather Reports Investigates 2Are the Prescription Drugs You Are Taking Real, or Counterfeit? HDNet's Dan Rather Reports Investigates 3Are the Prescription Drugs You Are Taking Real, or Counterfeit? HDNet's Dan Rather Reports Investigates 4Are the Prescription Drugs You Are Taking Real, or Counterfeit? HDNet's Dan Rather Reports Investigates 5
... protein 4 (IGFBP-4) is a 24 kDa protein ... IGF-I and IGF-II. It is also present in ... 28 kDa. IGFBP-4 has been identified in all ... types, including fibroblasts, neuroblastoma, prostate and bone cells ...
... the adrenal gland and gonads, is the ... both of which may be subsequently converted ... activity, estimated at ~(less than or equal ... androstenedione levels often exceed testosterone in both ...
... Inhibins are heterodimeric proteins that suppress ... from the pituitary. Inhibin consists of two ... linked together. Inhibin A consists of the ... the alpha-subunit and betaB-subunit. Only the dimeric ...
... a 7.5 kDa peptide which is secreted primarily ... mitogenic and metabolic actions involved in cellular growth. ... to target cell receptors. IGF-II binds with high ... monomeric protein which also serves as the receptor ...
Medicine Products: