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Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. Your body needs some cholesterol to work properly. But if you have too much in your blood, it can stick to the walls of your arteries, narrowing or even blocking them.
Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

Employing new federal rule on health insurance plans could save money

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

New federal health insurance rule could help millions of Americans save money on drugs and care

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Lipid-lowering drugs are underutilized for preventing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Research highlights persistent gaps in quality of care for patients with chronic kidney disease

Use of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patients

Use of statins linked to reduction of mortality risk in dementia patients

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

Population-scale DNA test could make personalized medicine effective and affordable for all

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Long-term statin use linked to lower risk of glaucoma

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Cholesterol-lowering drugs could increase risk of developing diabetes

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Cancer patients taking statin medication has lower risk of suffering a stroke

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

Polygenic risk scores based on entire genome sequence may reliably predict heart disease

People living with HIV have increased risk for heart diseases and face health challenges

People living with HIV have increased risk for heart diseases and face health challenges

Study finds new evidence that it is unnecessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

Study finds new evidence that it is unnecessary to fast before complete cholesterol test

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

Researchers evaluate risk factors and outcomes for young adults with familial hypercholesterolemia

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Statins' potential to treat MS unrelated to the drug's cholesterol lowering effects

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Study shows more aggressive treatment may be needed for many patients taking statins

Statin use before or after colorectal cancer diagnosis linked with lower risk of premature death

Statin use before or after colorectal cancer diagnosis linked with lower risk of premature death

Pharmacy closures contribute to medication non-adherence among heart patients

Pharmacy closures contribute to medication non-adherence among heart patients

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Statins provide no benefit for 50 percent of patients, say researchers

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Rheumatoid arthritis patients likely to experience cardiovascular benefits from statins

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report

Prescriptions for antidepressants have doubled over the last decade says NHS report