“It might be a lifetime effect,” said one study leader, Dr. Chris Packard of the University of Glasgow in Scotland.
Neil Risch, a genetics expert at the University of California, San Francisco, said the data are statistically too weak to demonstrate any genetic link. Risch was involved in a smaller study that found no link between male homosexuality and chromosome X.
“We’ve answered all the questions. Now we know that with this different way of lowering cholesterol, you can in fact prevent heart attacks and strokes,” said one study leader, Dr. Christopher Cannon of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
“The United States must be a world leader and not a follower,” Beyer told supporters in a campaign email highlighting the issue.
The drug is Merck & Co.’s Zetia (ZETT-ee-uh), also sold in combination with another medicine as Vytorin (veye-TOR-in).
“It’s special because you know how much they’ve sacrificed for you, and any way to give back makes me happy,” said CU School of Dental Medicine student Jackie Snapp
“The Nicki Minaj song gave women the idea to pay attention to their rear end,” says Jessica Asmar, co-owner of the Houston company.
“I called poison control and they said to take her to the ER immediately,” Morin said. Marlow was repeatedly vomiting and underwent tests, but doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital found no serious damage and she didn’t need to stay overnight.