FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

MANY HIGH-RISK PATIENTS DO NOT RECEIVE CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING THERAPIES

April 14, 2006
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Studies show that patients with high blood pressure and other cardiac risk factors, including high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes, can benefit from cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. However, new research suggests that many of these high-risk patients in a U.S. managed care setting may not receive these potentially life-saving drugs.
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