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Health Plans Expands Across Florida

In what has become a real Space Coast business success story, Health First Health Plans, which prides itself on its reputation for being community oriented and 100 percent dedicated to serving the specific needs of Floridians, is now able to offer two stand-alone prescription drug plans from the Panhandle to the Keys. […]

Brevard News

FDA Adds Diabetes Warning To Statin Label

WASHINGTON — The FDA said today that all statins must carry warnings about increased risks of elevated blood sugar and possible transient memory and cognition problems, but at the same time the agency removed a standing recommendation for routine liver function tests for patients taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs.
The FDA said the label changes apply to atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), lovastatin extended-release (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor). […]