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Over Half of Eligible Patients Aren't Offered a Statin

Nearly 59 percent of American adults who meet guidelines for statin therapy to lower cholesterol say their physicians hadn’t given them a statin option.

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Heart Drug Recalls: What You Should Know Now

Drugs made from valsartan, losartan, and irbesartan purchased from suppliers in India and China have been recalled due to possible contamination.

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Drug Companies Cut Cholesterol Drug Prices

Drug manufactueres have announced a 60 percent reduction in the U.S. prices of their cholesterol-lowering medication, Praluent (alirocumab).

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Can You Eat Whatever You Want While Taking Statins for Cholesterol?

Statins can help prevent and treat heart disease by lowering cholesterol, but they are much more effective when combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

Risks of Red Yeast Rice Supplements

You may be risking your health if you take red yeast rice supplements to lower your cholesterol. Here’s why.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Are PCSK9 Inhibitors Better Than Statins?

Statins are the medication of choice for reducing LDL cholesterol, but a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, has entered the market.

Should You Take a Statin if You're Healthy?

Many people who are healthy but at increased risk of cardiovascular disease should take statins for primary prevention, according to new recommendations.

When to Consider an Alternative to Statins

If your LDL levels remain stubbornly high or you develop intolerable side effects, such as persistent muscle pain, you may be a candidate for other cholesterol-lowering medications.