24 Aug 2008

Medication has cancer risk says new study

9:05 am on 24 August 2008

A new study has found that the use of a popular cholesterol-lowering medication available in New Zealand appears to raise the risk of cancer.

Australian health authorities say they will review new information raising possible safety concerns about vytorin.

The US Food and Drug administration says a clinical trial has linked it to cancer deaths.

The company that makes the drug is co-operating with American authorities and is reported as saying the findings are likely to be an anomaly.