Vanderbilt University said last week that it will begin testing for gene variants associated with severe muscle toxicity in patients treated with the generic cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin.

The university said that it will be "the first academic medical center to offer testing for the gene variant" in SLC01B1, which has been linked to muscle toxicity in a small percentage of patients who receive high doses of the drug.

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