Simvastatin was cost-effective for reducing major vascular events in vascular disease or diabetes mellitus

November 2005
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2005, Vol. 143 Issue 3, p80
Academic Journal
This article presents information on a clinical study according to which simvastatin was cost-effective for reducing major vascular events in vascular disease or diabetes mellitus. The study explored in patients with vascular disease or diabetes mellitus, what is the cost-effectiveness of simvastatin compared with placebo for reducing major vascular events (MVEs)? Fewer patients who received simvastatin had an MVE, other vascular event, or died of a vascular event than did those who received placebo. Simvastatin reduced hospitalization costs more than placebo.


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