The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Three New Drugs for Hyperlipidemia
March 3, 2003 (Issue: 1151)The FDA recently approved three new drugs for treatment of hyperlipidemia. Ezetimibe (ez et' i mibe; Zetia) is the first in a new class of drugs that inhibit intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Extended-release lovastatin (Altocor) is a new...more
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