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New cholesterol-lowering drug for people who can’t tolerate statins

A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid could help treat patients unable to take statins due to side effects A new cholesterol-lowering drug, bempedoic acid reduces...

Statins work, no matter at what age, says Lancet study

Statins reduce the risk of vascular events in older people, even those above 75 A meta-analysis has found that despite less evidence in the over...

US study finds 60% people in need of statins are not...

India has a high burden of people living with dyslipidemia Less than 40 percent of people with severe elevations in cholesterol are being prescribed appropriate...

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