New statin guidelines are an improvement, study shows

August 26, 2014 3:41 PM

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New statin guidelines are an improvement, study shows

(Medical Xpress)—New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found.

The research, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, also showed the new guidelines produce only a modest increase in the number of patients being given the drugs.

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