Studies warn drugs are not being properly prescribed

04/21/2004 | Forbes

Two separate studies take doctors to task for not giving high-risk patients cholesterol-lowering statins as often as they should and for giving their patients more expensive medicine than is needed to treat their high blood pressure. The cholesterol study found doctors became less aggressive with statins as elderly patients' risk of death increased, while the second study found doctors prescribed expensive drugs more than they should, perhaps because of drug company marketing, one researcher said.

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