Monday, December 28, 2009

FDA: No Cancer Link to Vytorin

The FDA says an extensive data review shows there's no evidence that Merck's cholesterol drug Vytorin causes cancer, a suspicion raised last year by a patient study.

Still, the Food and Drug Administration says it cannot definitively rule out whether Vytorin is linked to a higher risk of cancer or death from cancer.

The FDA says it's examined all of the data from the study that first raised the alarm about a possible risk. It also has reviewed interim data from two very large studies that are still in progress.

Source here.