Tag Archives: Cholesterol

Higher Cost of New Cholesterol Drugs Putting Patients at Risk: Study

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 — Heart attacks, strokes and other heart problems are more likely in high-risk patients denied access to cutting-edge cholesterol-busting drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors, a new study reports. Patients are 16% more likely to have a heart-related health crisis if their PCSK9 prescription is rejected than if it is covered and filled… Read More »

Statins may not lower cholesterol enough in half those who take them

Statins are recommended to lower the risk of heart diseaseBSIP/UIG By New Scientist staff and Press Association A study of more than 165,000 people suggests that fewer than half of those who are prescribed statins reach the desired level of cholesterol within two years of starting to take the drugs. In England, doctors are recommended… Read More »

Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke

February 2019 Print this issue Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke Have you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol is a… Read More »