What is sharp trial?

What is sharp trial?

The SHARP (Study of Heart and Renal Protection) trial aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of reducing LDL cholesterol in more than 9000 patients with chronic kidney disease.

Are Vytorin and Zetia the same?

Most people who take Zetia take it as Vytorin, which is a combination of Zetia and Zocor (also known as simvastatin). Research has shown that Vytorin lowers cholesterol but most studies show it does not improve health.

Does Zetia lower cardiovascular risk?

The benefit was modest—a 6.4% reduction in all cardiovascular events— in a high-risk, aggressively treated population of patients.

Is ezetimibe better than simvastatin?

Simvastatin treatment increased the number of functionally active endothelial progenitor cells, whereas ezetimibe had no effect. Conclusions— Four weeks of simvastatin treatment improves endothelial function independently of LDL cholesterol lowering, at least in part by reducing oxidant stress.

Can Zetia cause a stroke?

According to a statement released by the two drug companies Monday, researchers found no statistically significant difference in heart attacks or stroke among trial participants who took Zetia plus Zocor, a widely used cholesterol-lower drug, versus those who got Zocor alone.

Did Merck and Schering-Plough commit consumer fraud against Zetia?

Merck and Schering-Plough have been charged with consumer fraud against both Zetia, and have faced over one hundred Vytorin-Zetia class action lawsuits.

Is there a lawsuit against Zetia?

Zetia Lawsuits. In August 2009 pharmaceutical manufacturers Merck and Schering-Plough (now merged into one company—Merck and Co.) agreed to settle a number of Vytorin and Zetia class action lawsuits that claimed the drugs are unsafe and ineffective.

Did Zetia cause your heart problems?

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