Thursday, November 25, 2004

From the Montreal Gazette :
Danger link gets stronger for heart drug
Health Canada has received more reports of a rare but potentially serious muscle reaction in people taking the anti-cholesterol pill Crestor - a top-selling new drug in Canada that a U.S. drug official has named as one of five drugs that should be looked at more closely.

As of August 31, five more cases of rhabdomyolysis - a breakdown in muscle tissue that can lead to kidney damage - had been reported in Crestor users since Health Canada advised Canadians in June of a possible link between Crestor and the muscle-wasting condition.

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