Monday, April 11, 2005

Who should take anti-cholesterol drugs? Study says guidelines need overhaul

From the Canadian Press:
As if making sense of ideal versus risky cholesterol levels isn't confusing enough for Canadians, now some doctors are fighting over whether the latest national guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs need an overhaul.

Researchers at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences say the guidelines for physicians, updated in 2003 from those three years earlier, could lead to hundreds of thousands of people at low risk for heart disease taking the drugs with little or no benefit. ...more

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