Jim Byard's Health Beat
FDA Approves New Cholesterol Medication

5/6/2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to reduce so-called "bad cholesterol." The DFA signed off on Liptruzet, which is taken once a day to treat elevated levels of LDL cholesterol. The medication. which is produced by pharmaceutical giant Merck, is designed to be taken when diet alone doesnt lower unhealthy cholesterol levels.


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