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). […]

General

InterStim Therapy Improves Bladder Control

There has been a lot of talk about robots in medicine but the treatment for overactive bladder is usually non-surgical, therefore robotic surgery, which is similar to laparoscopic surgery, is unlikely to afford an improved approach to management. However, there is a very small implantable device that creates the sense of having a robot controlling your bladder for you. […]