Items Tagged ‘Niaspan’

November 18, 2009

AHA: ARBITER 6-HALTS — Are There Any Clinical Implications?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

By a margin of 0.014 mm in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), extended-release niacin (Niaspan) demonstrated superiority over ezetimibe (Zetia) as an add-on for high risk patients on long term statin therapy…   Stephen Kopecky, MD, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., said there was no doubt that “surrogate endpoints are being overused. […]

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Tags: AHA, Niaspan, Zetia

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