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Statins may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

June 21, 2017

Use of statins was significantly associated with risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, suggesting statins should not be used to protect against the disease as reported in prior research, according to findings published in Movement Disorders.

In the Journals

Breast-feeding may lower risk for CVD, stroke

June 21, 2017
Women who breast-fed had a lower risk for CVD and stroke compared with women who never breast-fed, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse…
FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create obstacles against…
Meeting News

DEVOTE: Insulin degludec demonstrates CV safety, reduced risk for severe hypoglycemia

June 21, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the DEVOTE cardiovascular outcomes trial, insulin degludec was noninferior to insulin glargine for the primary endpoint of major adverse…
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