Statin guidelines change, but your doctor may not go along

August 4, 2014 8:36 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association would change the way doctors prescribe cholesterol-lowing statin drugs, but not every doctor agrees with the new strategy.

Under the old guidelines, the statin dose depended on how much it took to get a person's blood cholesterol levels into a certain target range.

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