Zetia of Doubtful Benefit

The manufacturers of Zetia have acknowledged that the widely used cholesterol drug failed to benefit patients in a two-year trial that ended in April 2006, according to a recent article in the New York Times. Zetia is usually taken in conjunction with a statin, such as Lipitor, Crestor or Zocor.  Millions of people also take…

Cold Medicines Risky for Small Children

The Food and Drug Administration has declared over-the-counter cold and cough medicines too risky for children under the age of 2, the Associated Press has reported. The FDA warned of “serious and potentially life-threatening side effects” in a recent ruling.  Besides, there is little evidence these oral drugs ease cold symptoms in children so young. …