The FDA has requested that Merck and Schering-Plough add “depression” to the side effects lists on the labels of Vytorin (and Zetia). See the story here.
Back when the ENHANCE trials news broke I asked “Should I Stop Taking Zetia?” Well, this new news just about closes the book on Zetia as far as I am concerned.
BTW, my cardiologist NEVER did return my call (see “My Cardiologist is on Vacation – ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’“).
I cannot wait for Democrats to take over both the executive and legislative branches of government. Hopefully, there will be some new treatments for my two sources of depression, starting with an overhaul of the FDA!