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Newsflash #514

Mar 24, 2010

Zocor (simvastatin) — increased risk of muscle injury with high doses: FDA has notified healthcare professionals and patients that, based on review of data from a large clinical trial and other sources, there is an increased risk of muscle injury in patients taking the highest approved dose of the cholesterol-lowering medication, Zocor (simvastatin) 80 mg, compared to patients taking lower doses of simvastatin and possibly other drugs in the “statin” class. FDA Medwatch