oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Media release

Volume 73, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - September 2006 52 MEDIA RELEASE AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals has announced the approval of its statin medication, CRESTOR(r) (rosuvastatin calcium) 10 - 40 mg, from the Medicines Control Council (MCC) for the management of primary hypercholesterolaemia, mixed dyslipidaemia and isolated hypertriglyceridaemia. This once-daily prescription medication should be used as an adjunct to diet and exercise. There has been a great deal of media attention focused on statin medications, including CRESTOR(r). This can be attributed to Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) being a major cause of morbidity and the leading cause of death in the western world. This coupled ..

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