Cardiologists say some heart patients get too many drugs

03/13/2013 | Reuters

Heart attack survivors are usually prescribed a beta blocker, an ACE inhibitor, clopidogrel, a statin and aspirin, at minimum, but some heart patients are on up to 30 drugs. Some recommendations are based on old data, and new research suggests some drugs do not work as promised. Moreover, doctors may be reluctant to suggest discontinuing a drug once prescribed, experts say.

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