Most people would benefit from the new cholesterol medications
Posted by Charles Waisbren on September 02, 2015 at 12:00 PM
50% of Americans over 40 years of age should take statins! Now that most of the cholesterol lowering medications are generic, the cost/benefit ratio is overwhelmingly in favor of people taking statins to achieve more reasonable blood cholesterol levels. Although there has been some negative publicity regarding these medications, the overwhelming majority of health care experts still strongly support these drugs to decrease the incidence of stroke, heart attack and peripheral artery disease.