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A consumer group wants an anti-cholesterol drug called Crestor banned after it was found that 29 people have developed kidney damage. The risk of kidney problems is apparently 75 times higher with Crestor than all of the other drugs in its class combined. The group claims that 6.4 cases of acute kidney failure or damage have occurred per million prescriptions filled. The makers of the product say they will monitor the drug closely but believe it is safe.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters
About: Anti-cholesterol drug may be linked to kidney damage
Date: 29 October 2004
Author: Lisa Richwine
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