New drugs: pitavastatin calcium, vigabatrin, and romidepsin.

  title={New drugs: pitavastatin calcium, vigabatrin, and romidepsin.},
  author={Daniel A. Hussar and M. Christian},
  journal={Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA},
  volume={50 4},
Lipid-regulating agent Pitavastatin calcium (Livalo—Kowa; Lilly) is the eighth 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor (statin) to be marketed in the United States, joining atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (e.g., Lescol XL), lovastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin. Cerivastatin (Baycol) was marketed from 1998 to 2001 but was withdrawn from the market because of concern regarding serious adverse events (i.e., myopathy, rhabdomyolysis). Like the other… Expand
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