Taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, as a preventive measure can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. A study by the University of Zurich now shows that this measure is recommended too often, as current guidelines fail to take into account the risks of side effects.
In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study of older adults prescribed statins, first-year nonadherence and discontinuation rates were high.
Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements does not prevent heart attacks, strokes or cardiovascular death, according to a new analysis of 18 studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.
The Superintendent of Public Health has just released the following
The situation regarding valsartan containing products that may be effected has been issued by the Medicines Authority Malta
The release is available on http://www.medicinesauthority.gov.mt/news-details?id=FF9F and is being reproduced below
As you know, over the past 48 hours there has been an evolving situation with regards to a number of valsartan containing products.
The following is a list of resources which we feel are useful when guiding patients.