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Medicine: Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs #776852

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 13, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) The debate over whether the government should allow the sale of non-prescription cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, that are used to reduce the risk of heart disease examined; details given of concerns that easy access will cause people to take the drug unnecessarily. [Weill Cornell Medical School Dr. Antonio GOTTO†, Northwest Cardiovascular Inst. Dr. Sandra LEWIS†, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Dr. Steven NISSEN†, University of Pennsylvania school of medicine Dr. Brian STROM†- offer views on over-the-counter statin drugs.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:10

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