Brand name: Mevacor
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More information on lovastatin (Mevacor)
- Testimony on the Public Health Dangers of Making Lovastatin (Mevacor) Available Over-the-Counter, December 13, 2007
- Letter in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety: Statin-Associated Rhabdomyolysis, April 5, 2005
- Testimony on Public Health Dangers of Prescription-to-OTC Switch of Lovastatin (Mevacor), January 14, 2005
- Petition to Require a Box Warning on All Statins, August 20, 2001