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Zocor (Simvastatin) is used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of cholesterol (a fat-like substance) and other fatty substances in your blood. Simvastatin is in a class of medications called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins). It works by slowing the production of cholesterol in the body.
US District Court certifies class-action lawsuit against McKesson for drug price manipulation

US District Court certifies class-action lawsuit against McKesson for drug price manipulation

VYTORIN reduces major vascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease

VYTORIN reduces major vascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease

Statins activate bacterial-killing properties of white blood cells

Statins activate bacterial-killing properties of white blood cells

Abbott presents 48-week PROGRESS study results at 28th International AIDS Conference

Abbott presents 48-week PROGRESS study results at 28th International AIDS Conference

Research roundup: Improving hospital processes can improve care; E-mailing the doctor; Medicaid savings with generic drugs

Research roundup: Improving hospital processes can improve care; E-mailing the doctor; Medicaid savings with generic drugs

CHMP adopts positive opinion on pending MAA for SYCREST sublingual tablets

CHMP adopts positive opinion on pending MAA for SYCREST sublingual tablets

Matrix Laboratories receives FDA approval for generic version Zocor Tablets: Mylan

Matrix Laboratories receives FDA approval for generic version Zocor Tablets: Mylan

SNP biomarker could reduce guesswork associated with prescribing drugs

SNP biomarker could reduce guesswork associated with prescribing drugs

Research findings may help personalize use of statins, scientists say

Research findings may help personalize use of statins, scientists say

High dose of Zocor could lead to muscle injury, warns FDA

High dose of Zocor could lead to muscle injury, warns FDA

FDA grants approval for Abbott's antiretroviral medication Norvir

FDA grants approval for Abbott's antiretroviral medication Norvir

Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America to co-promote LIVALO in the U.S

Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America to co-promote LIVALO in the U.S

Dual niacin-statin therapy improves blood cholesterol levels but does not diminish plaque buildup

Dual niacin-statin therapy improves blood cholesterol levels but does not diminish plaque buildup

Merck's sales increases by 2% in third quarter 2009

Merck's sales increases by 2% in third quarter 2009

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not lower risk of pneumonia in seniors

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not lower risk of pneumonia in seniors

Statins for the prevention of dementia

Statins for the prevention of dementia

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Atorvastatin and lovastatin found to be ineffective for breast cancer prevention

Atorvastatin and lovastatin found to be ineffective for breast cancer prevention

Statins may treat cerebral cavernous malformation

Statins may treat cerebral cavernous malformation

Statins do not interfere with Rituximab treatment for lymphomas

Statins do not interfere with Rituximab treatment for lymphomas