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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.
Good advice to cut prescription drug costs

Good advice to cut prescription drug costs

Fitch Ratings revises Merck & Co.'s outlook

Fitch Ratings revises Merck & Co.'s outlook

Pharmacy benefits managers promote low-cost generics, adherence to drug plans

Pharmacy benefits managers promote low-cost generics, adherence to drug plans

Experts say thousands at risk for heart disease go unchecked

Experts say thousands at risk for heart disease go unchecked

Statins may help control blood pressure

Statins may help control blood pressure

Scientists discover how polyketides form their ringlike shape

Scientists discover how polyketides form their ringlike shape

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Merck to pay over $650 million for fraudulent price reporting and kickbacks claims

Merck to pay over $650 million for fraudulent price reporting and kickbacks claims

Discovery of gene responsible for statin-induced muscle pain

Discovery of gene responsible for statin-induced muscle pain

Top five prescribed drugs

Top five prescribed drugs

Novel angiogenic drugs could revolutionize treatment of peripheral arterial disease

Novel angiogenic drugs could revolutionize treatment of peripheral arterial disease

Stroke outcome improves when patients continue taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Stroke outcome improves when patients continue taking cholesterol-lowering drugs

Cholesterol-lowering statins may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

Cholesterol-lowering statins may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

Splitting high-dose pills and swallowing half could save cost

Splitting high-dose pills and swallowing half could save cost

Weill Cornell Medical College students help change global health policy

Weill Cornell Medical College students help change global health policy

Lupin Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Simvastatin tablets

Lupin Pharmaceuticals receives FDA approval for Simvastatin tablets

Statins show extra benefit in raising "good" HDL cholesterol levels

Statins show extra benefit in raising "good" HDL cholesterol levels

Research provides clues to obesity's cause

Research provides clues to obesity's cause

Leptin may lead to new approaches for curbing appetite

Leptin may lead to new approaches for curbing appetite

Statin drug reverses heart disease

Statin drug reverses heart disease