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Cardioprotective Strategies to Close the Statin Gap: “News to Use” from the Latest Research

Cardiovascular disease, which now afflicts more than 80 million Americans – 36.3% of the U.S. population, including 38,100,000 individuals ≥ 60 – continues to be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S., despite widespread use of statins, which, in 2002,  were being taken by >30% of Medicare patients ≥ 65.1 Statins, the most […]

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Erectile Dysfunction as an Adverse Drug Reaction

Introduction As primary prevention for a myocardial infarction or stroke, you’ve prescribed a statin, possibly in conjunction with a fibrate, for a 50 year old male patient with one or more of the following: metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, coronary artery disease or peripheral artery disease. In a follow-up visit, his PSA is elevated, […]

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