According to a report by Medpage Today, Merck, a major U.S pharmaceutical company, announced that sales of their cholesterol drug, Tredaptive (niacin/laropiprant), are being suspended worldwide by the recommendation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Tredaptive has been approved in Europe since 2008, but was denied approval from the U.S. FDA that same year.
Why was Tredaptive Availability Suspended?
- According to Medpage, the decision was made in response to results from the HPS2-THRIVE trial.
- During the trial, participants taking Tredaptive along with a statin saw an increase in HDL (“good” cholesterol) and a decrease in LDL (bad cholesterol).
- However, the participants had a similar rate of major vascular events, like coronary deaths, nonfatal heart attacks, strokes, or revascularizations, as those in the control arm.
More about the Tredaptive Study
- The study involved 25,673 patients who were at high risk of cardiovascular events.
- Of the total, 14,741 were in Europe and 10,932 were in China.
- The patients were monitored for an average of 3.9 years.
- Researchers determined that all participants had a similar rate of major vascular events and that those taking the niacin drug had a statistically significant increase in the incidence of some types of nonfatal serious adverse events compared with those taking only statins.
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According to the San Antonio News Express, three Utah men traveling from Texas died on Saturday (January 12, 2013) when their airplane crashed and burst into flames.
Utah Men Die in Plane Crash
- According to the report, the men were traveling in a Piper PA-46 until the plane crashed, killing the three men onboard.
- Michael Endo (50), Michael Dale Bradley (44), and Rob Thompson (49) died in the accident.
- Safety officials have stated that the weather was foggy at takeoff and the plane tried to turn back toward the airport before it crashed and caught fire.
- The cause of the aviation accident remains under investigation.
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At least 50 people were injured last week when a ferry boat traveling from New Jersey to New York City crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan.
50-70 People Injured in Ferry Crash
- According to reports, passengers were standing on the deck waiting for the boat to dock when the collision occurred.
- Reports indicate at least 50 people, and up to 70, may have been injured.
- One passenger suffered a severe head wound after falling down a stairwell.
Ferry Crash Remains Under Investigation
- According to the Huffington Post article, “the cause of the crash [is] under investigation.”
- Some have reportedly speculated that the crash could have been related to the ferry’s new engine and propulsion system.
- Reports indicate that the boat’s captain had expressed discomfort regarding the maneuverability of the ferry.
- The police gave the boat’s crew alcohol and drug tests; results are pending.
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