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By Linda A. Johnson
AP Medical Writer 

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

 


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. said Tuesday that a new type of cholesterol drug reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge, late-stage study.

The positive result was a welcome surprise because three previous experimental drugs of the same type had failed.

Merck's pill, anacetrapib, might eventually give high-risk heart patients a new option to add to cholesterol treatments that have helped prevent millions of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease. Cheap generics don't cut those risks enough for many people, while two new cholesterol d...



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