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Medicine: Prostate Cancer / Statin Drugs #969885

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 31, 2010
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(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) A study finding that Avodart reduces the risk of prostate cancer featured. [Study participant Ron OLICK‡- comments.] [Washington University Dr. Gerald ANDRIOLE†- comments on risk reduction.] The FDA’s ruling that AstraZeneca can market the statin drug Crestor to people with normal cholesterol levels noted; diagram shown. [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Paul RIDKER†- notes heart/cardiovascular problems could be avoided.] [UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center Dr. Mark LITWIN†- comments on cheaper generic drugs.]

Williams, Brian;
Bazell, Robert

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