whether the combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe (Ezetrol) causes cancer

Please see updated information on this topic from the FDA

Patients are asking whether the combination of simvastatin and ezetimibe (Ezetrol) causes cancer.

This is due to many news reports. They're citing a study suggesting a higher cancer risk in patients taking the combination compared to placebo. This story travelled fast because of earlier reports that statins may cause cancer...but these have been disproved.

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