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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.
Statins cut the risk of serious infection

Statins cut the risk of serious infection

Cholesterol lowering drugs do not appear to decrease the risk of melanoma

Cholesterol lowering drugs do not appear to decrease the risk of melanoma

Under prescribing of statins puts more people at risk of premature death

Under prescribing of statins puts more people at risk of premature death

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

Most serious side effects in statins may be higher in one of the newest drugs, rosuvastatin (Crestor)

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

New cholesterol drug Crestor causes safety concerns

No to over the counter statin!

No to over the counter statin!

Government should plough drug savings into Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Government should plough drug savings into Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Generic statin drugs shown to produce similar or better results than expensive brand-name drugs

Generic statin drugs shown to produce similar or better results than expensive brand-name drugs

Cholesterol-lowering drugs can interact with grapefruit juice and increase the risk of the drugs' potential side-effects

Cholesterol-lowering drugs can interact with grapefruit juice and increase the risk of the drugs' potential side-effects

New survey reveals continued drug price disparities across the New York State

New survey reveals continued drug price disparities across the New York State

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

Study increases likelihood that MRI could be used as predictive technology to determine which patients should be placed on statin therapy for atherosclerosis

HHS enhances Medicare drug card program to help seniors

HHS enhances Medicare drug card program to help seniors

Warning for counterfeit drugs simvastatin and carisoprodol recently imported from Mexico

Warning for counterfeit drugs simvastatin and carisoprodol recently imported from Mexico

Statins may help prevent memory loss connected to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

Statins may help prevent memory loss connected to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

Advertising restrcitions on some over the counter medicines likely to be lifted

Advertising restrcitions on some over the counter medicines likely to be lifted

Pharmacy Care Alliance gives out first prescription discounts

Pharmacy Care Alliance gives out first prescription discounts

Zocor Heart Pro to be available over the counter

Zocor Heart Pro to be available over the counter

Cholesterol-lowering statin products may be the next class of drugs to go over the counter

Cholesterol-lowering statin products may be the next class of drugs to go over the counter

New ways to fight type 2 diabetes

New ways to fight type 2 diabetes

Medicare to launch website showing comparative drug pricing

Medicare to launch website showing comparative drug pricing