FDA: Trilipix-statin combo doesn't seem to lower heart risk

11/9/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

An FDA review of data from the ACCORD Lipid trial found no significant difference in the risk of major cardiovascular events between type 2 diabetes patients treated with Abbott Laboratories' cholesterol-lowering drug Trilipix plus simvastatin and those given only simvastatin. The finding prompted the FDA to issue a safety alert and update prescribing information for Trilipix. The agency also asked Abbott to conduct a trial looking at the medication's cardiovascular effects on statin users.

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