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MPR Weekly Dose Podcast Episode 87

This week we have news of the FDA requesting a change to statin prescribing labels, a new vaccine for streptococcus pneumoniae, a new plaque psoriasis cream, a stem cell therapy gets fast tracked as a possible Parkinson disease treatment, and there’s a new treatment approved for Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis.

Cholesterol Management Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Rx Ingredient

Cholestene, a dietary supplement marketed for cholesterol management, has been found to contain a hidden drug ingredient, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Based on laboratory analysis, the product, which is sold on various websites and in some retail stores, has been found to contain lovastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). Consuming a supplement…