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VIDEO: Five IMPROVE-IT analyses indicate safety, efficacy of ezetimibe

September 3, 2015

LONDON — In this video, Robert P. Giugliano, MD, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and senior investigator with the TIMI Study Group, discusses results from five analyses of the IMPROVE-IT trial, which compared the addition of ezetimibe vs. placebo with statin therapy in patients with recent ACS, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

In one clinical trial update, researchers reported a greater benefit from ezetimibe (Zetia, Merck) vs. placebo among patients with prior diabetes enrolled in IMPROVE-IT, with no differences in safety profile from placebo for patients either with or without diabetes. A separate analysis indicated no increased risk for new-onset diabetes among patients treated with ezetimibe, Giugliano added.

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