May 6, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug made by Merck for treating high cholesterol, the drug maker said.

April 3, 2013

Improving adherence to generic statin drugs for high cholesterol can reduce the costs of health care in a way that adherence to branded statins historically couldn't, according to a new study.

March 26, 2013

GNC extended its Preventive Nutrition brand to help supplement a number of conditions, including eye health, liver health and digestive health.

March 22, 2013

Culturally competent coaching may be effective in reducing the risk of coronary artery disease among South Asian patients, according to a new study presented as a poster at an American Heart Association conference taking place in New Orleans.

March 14, 2013

Wegmans will be offering the popular cholesterol-lowering drug atorvastatin free of charge through the end of the year, according to a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

March 14, 2013

Walgreens was singled out in a lawsuit earlier this week for suggesting a vitamin E supplement may help improve cardiovascular health.

February 26, 2013

Greenstone has launched an authorized generic version of a drug used to treat cholesterol.

February 25, 2013

Mylan has begun shipping a generic drug for cholesterol, the company said Monday.

February 7, 2013

Sam's Club will offer free heart health screenings at 563 of its stores on Saturday, the club retailer said.

February 5, 2013

CVS Caremark is marking American Heart Month by encouraging heart-healthy behavior in February, the company said Tuesday.

January 30, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for treating a rare cholesterol disorder, the agency said.

November 29, 2012

Use of electronic health records 
improves medical outcomes among patients with diabetes, according to a recent study conducted by Kaiser Permanente.


November 27, 2012

Automated phone and mail reminders increase the likelihood that patients with new prescriptions for cholesterol-lowering drugs will pick them up from the pharmacy, according to a new study.

November 27, 2012

Ranbaxy Labs has recalled more than three dozen lots of its generic version of a cholesterol-lowering statin drug due to the possible presence of foreign particles, the company said.

November 14, 2012

People with diabetes often develop clogged arteries that cause heart disease, and new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that low vitamin D levels are to blame.

October 18, 2012

An uptick in the use of cholesterol drugs since the late 1980s and changes in Americans' diets may account for a fall in cholesterol levels, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

October 5, 2012

Patients with high cholesterol who take statins may be healthier than those who do not, but their overall healthcare costs may be slightly higher than their counterparts, according to a new study.

October 4, 2012

Membership-based retailer Sam's Club is offering free health screenings for women, the company said.

September 4, 2012

In what could symbolize the so-called "patent cliff" that an executive from healthcare market research firm IMS Health spoke of at a recent trade show, a regional mass merchandise chain is taking what used to be the world's top-selling drug and giving it away for free.

August 13, 2012

In a study involving more than 16,000 U.S. children and adolescents, there has been a decrease in average total cholesterol levels over the past two decades, although almost 1-in-10 subjects had elevated total cholesterol in the 2007-2010 period, according to a study published in the Aug. 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

August 7, 2012

State fair cuisine usually is one of those things people should avoid if they care about their cholesterol level and waistline. But one retail chain is offering an alternative at the Iowa State Fair's opening ceremonies.

July 2, 2012

Retail pharmacies have been offering testing for diseases ranging from high cholesterol to cancer for years, but offering HIV testing presents a whole new realm of possibilities and challenges.

May 30, 2012

A Walgreens study released Wednesday has found that patients starting high cholesterol medication for the first time who participated in enhanced face-to-face counseling sessions with a community pharmacist demonstrated better medication adherence than those who did not participate in the sessions.

May 10, 2012

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute’s Nutrition and Metabolism Center have developed a low-calorie, fruit-based high-fiber vitamin and mineral nutrition bar called the CHORI-bar that improves biological indicators — the bar increased HDL cholesterol and glutathione but lowered homocysteine — linked to the risk of cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline and associated decline in antioxidant defenses, the group reported Wednesday.