According to an analysis of 28 clinical trials, statins lower the risk of major cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke, even in people over 75.
The FDA is warning that certain test strips used with medical devices to monitor blood levels of warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) may provide inaccurate results.
Since July 2018, a number medications used to treat hypertension and other heart conditions have been recalled by the manufacturers, according to the FDA.
Beta blockers, the class of drugs that helps control heart rhythm, treat angina, and reduce high blood pressure, are safe to use in the first trimester of pregnancy and are not associated with a significant risk of birth defects.
High blood pressure often requires multiple medications, but they could be combined into one pill to simplify treatment plans.
In a comprehensive analysis, researchers didn't find enough evidence to change current guidelines for prescribing statins based on other potential benefits.