- n an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
News & Articles
- Some Statins May Increase Risk of Type II Diabetes
A recent study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that powerful statins like Zocor, Crestor, and Lipitor could increase risk of diabetes by 22 percent compared with weaker ones like Pravachol. Other studies have hinted that statins may increase the risk of type II diabetes, but now it appears that we have new research that confirms the connection, which means that patients taking ...
June 14, 2013 - Injury Board
- Winston Churchill in Bloomberg
Our preferred statin is Zocor,says Bill Churchill, director of pharmacy services at Brigham & Women's. "For your average patient who needs moderate lipid-lowering, generic Zocor is probably going to be good enough to do the job."
- Ken Macha in San Francisco Chronicle
I'm going to have to double my Zocor,Oakland manager Ken Macha joked of how unhealthy the narrow margins are for his heart. "Occasionally it would be nice to have a game where we can relax a little bit."
- Barack Obama in NPR
Now, if you take Zocor, you're paying about 10 times what those in the VA system pay, just because the VA system was allowed to negotiate for prescription drugs,Obama said. "And the Medicare benefit - we decided [we] wouldn't do it. That...