Reports: New cholesterol drugs promising for hard-to-treat patients

11/7/2012 | MedPage Today

Studies presented at the American Heart Association conference showed new drugs in clinical trials may help lower cholesterol levels in patients who have not had success with or without statin medications. Researcher Dr. Evan Stein said reducing LDL cholesterol "is one of the cornerstones of decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease," but there are not a lot of alternatives for people who cannot tolerate current medications or who receive no benefit from them.

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