Uop Qnt 561 Business Research Methods Essay

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Business Research Methods
Abbott Laboratories is faced with the dilemma of an expiring drug patent and is seeking an additional indication from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cholesterol drug Niaspan. In order to receive an indication from the FDA, a drug company must present two successful studies with the intended outcome. Niaspan has the FDA indication to raise HDL-C, reduce secondary non-fatal myocardial infarction, and regression of atherosclerosis in combination with a bile acid resin. In a recent study (cite) patients taking Niaspan demonstrated regression of atherosclerosis in combination with statin, a popular cholesterol treatment agent. Abbott is now looking to replicate the study in order to receive an
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| Yes/No | Do you experience metabolic syndrome? | Yes/No | Do you have a history of MI? | Yes/No | Do you have a history of coronary revascularization? | Yes/No | Do you have a history of CABG? | Yes/No | Do you have a history of angina with ischemia? | Yes/No | Do you take any β-Blockers? | Yes/No | Do you take aspirin? | Yes/No | Do you take an ACE inhibitor? | Yes/No | Do you take Vitamin E? | Yes/No | Do you take Vitamin C? | Yes/No |

Appendix B
Definitions
Age: A term to define how old an individual is.
Type 2Diabetes: A term used to identify a chronic (lifelong) disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.
Hypertension: A term used to define blood pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is when an individual’s blood pressure is 140/90 mmHg or above most of the timeTobacco Use: The term used to define active consumption of tobacco products.
Family History of CHD: The term that define an individual whom has an immediate family member with coronary heart disease.
Metabolic Syndrome: The term for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes (e.g. central obesity, insulin resistance).
History of MI: The term to describe an individual whom has had a previous myocardial infarction (heart attack).
History of Coronary Revascularization: A term used to describe an individual who has received a surgical procedure to replace vessels around

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