FDA Adds Diabetes Warning to Statin Label

From Everyday Health:

“The popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins will now come with revised labels warning of a slight increased risk of elevated blood sugar levels, which could lead to type 2 diabetes, as well as a warning on rare cases of confusion and memory loss, U.S. drug regulators said Tuesday.

But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which made the announcement, and health-care professionals all stressed that the heart-protective benefits of statins — which include drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, Pravachol and Zocor — far outweigh the risks spelled out on the new labels.”

Read more about the issue and decide for yourself:

http://www.everydayhealth.com/high-cholesterol/0228/fda-adds-diabetes-warning-to-statin-label.aspx?xid=aol_eh-chol_2_20110227_&aolcat=ESR&icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl19%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D139470

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The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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