Sunday, April 13, 2008

Vytorin and Zetia are in "Damage Control Mode"



The makers of Zetia and Vytorin are showering medical offices with overnight mailings, rep visits, company supervisor visits, free lunches, and whatever else they can do to try and keep doctors prescribing these drugs as much as possible. Patients, meanwhile, are very concerned and they have a point: Shouldn’t the medical community prove a drug actually helps real live humans before giving it to massive numbers of patients? Zetia has been out for almost six years now! Where is the outcomes data?