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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000412634.70645.1e
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The Efficacy of Fenofibrate is in Question

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, RN

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Abstract

* The Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturer of fenofibric acid (Trilipix), also called fenofibrate, to complete a clinical trial to determine the drug's efficacy in reducing cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who are already taking a statin.

* This decision follows the outcome of a clinical trial that found that the combination of fenofibric acid and simvastatin (Zocor) was no better than simvastatin alone in minimizing cardiovascular risk.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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