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injection could replace statins tabs

Post by yartims » September 3, 2019, 7:32 pm

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ients.html

The jab that could replace statins: Powerful injection twice a year may become alternative anti-cholesterol medication for millions of patients

Drug called inclisiran would be injected by a nurse once every six months
Revolutionary ‘gene-silencing’ drug has potential to transform patients’ lives
Experts say convenience of the drug could improve cholesterol management
Trial by Imperial College London shows 'bad' LDL cholesterol reduced by 50%


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Re: injection could replace statins tabs

Post by FrazeeDK » September 4, 2019, 2:38 pm

yes, sounds real good but recent "cuts" in the pricing of such drugs has brought it down to around $3850 a year!! I imagine people with hyperlipidimea that does not respond to Statins might be able to get reimbursed by their insurance companies but in my case I doubt mine will go for it...

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Re: injection could replace statins tabs

Post by AlexO » September 4, 2019, 2:55 pm

FrazeeDK wrote:
September 4, 2019, 2:38 pm
yes, sounds real good but recent "cuts" in the pricing of such drugs has brought it down to around $3850 a year!! I imagine people with hyperlipidimea that does not respond to Statins might be able to get reimbursed by their insurance companies but in my case I doubt mine will go for it...

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Much the same Frazee, was quite an interesting read until the price was mentioned. I will stick to my Torio 20 Simvastatin tablets at about 400 baht a year. Last blood test bad lipons (at least I think that's the word) readings have came down from above 105 to 65 with no real lifestyle changes.

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Re: injection could replace statins tabs

Post by yartims » September 5, 2019, 6:46 pm

its early days till they get the price down to easy prices
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