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Appropriate statin prescriptions increase sixfold with automated referrals

Written by | 22 Nov 2023

The odds of prescribing the appropriate dose of statins—a medicine used to lower “bad” cholesterol levels—increased sixfold when automated referrals were made to pharmacy services, instead of relying… read more.

Bempedoic acid lowers cardiovascular risks in statin intolerant patients

Written by | 29 Jun 2023

Researchers report that treatment with bempedoic acid in high-risk primary prevention patients who cannot tolerate recommended doses of statins reduces major adverse cardiovascular events. The findings were published… read more.

Statins associated with lower risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

Written by | 17 May 2023

Statin therapy appears to reduce the risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack in patients with atrial fibrillation, and longer use gives more protection. The findings were presented… read more.

Statin use lowers risk of intracerebral hemorrhage

Written by | 10 Dec 2022

Statin users appear to have a lower risk of suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage, or stroke, caused by bleeding in the brain. Researchers reported this finding on Dec. 7,… read more.

Vitamin D ineffective for statin-related pain

Written by | 30 Nov 2022

Statin-related pain is not reduced by vitamin D therapy, researchers reported on Nov. 23, 2022 in JAMA Cardiology. As background, the authors noted, “Statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) are… read more.

Statin intolerance is ‘over-estimated and over-diagnosed’

Written by | 21 Feb 2022

As many as one in two patients stop taking statins, reduce the dose or take them irregularly because they believe the cholesterol-lowering drugs cause muscle pain and other… read more.

Statin use affects prostate cancer screening results

Written by | 10 Dec 2021

Prostate cancer screening results differ in men taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs compared with non-users, a study conducted at Tampere University in Finland finds. In statin users, screening did… read more.

Statin treatment linked to lower risk of cancer among heart failure patients

Written by | 3 Aug 2021

Treatment with statins of patients with heart failure is linked to a reduced risk of cancer, researchers reported on June 23, 2021 in the European Heart Journal. Lead investigator… read more.

Statin therapy not linked to muscle pain

Written by | 14 Apr 2021

Article written by Bruce Sylvester There is no measurable link between statin therapy and concurrent muscle pain, researchers reported on Feb. 24, 2021 in the BMJ/British Medical Journal.

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