COMMENTARY: Raloxifene produced both harms and benefits in postmenopausal women, with no reduction in cardiovascular disease risk

Thacker, Holly L.
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p73
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on whether raloxifene can produce both harms and benefits in postmenopausal women with no reduction in cardiovascular disease risk. Older women at high risk for cardiovascular events should not rely on raloxifene for chronic disease prevention. Women should be individually assessed for menopausal symptoms and risks for disease, then counseled regarding the known risks, benefits, and side effects of existing pharmacologic agents.


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