TITLE

Statins: underused by those who would benefit

AUTHOR(S)
Hulley, Stephen B; Grady, Deborah; Browner, Warren S
PUB. DATE
October 2000
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/21/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7267, p971
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Argues that the over-the-counter sale of statins would increase their use as a preventative measure against heart disease. Benefits of statins for patients with atherosclerotic disease; Impact of statin undertreatment on populations at risk for coronary disease; Guidelines for drug treatment using statins; Concerns regarding the safety and cost of the drugs; Outlook for the removal of obstacles to widespread statin use.
ACCESSION #
3674752

 

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