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Medicine: Statins #890897

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 17, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) CDC statistics on cholesterol-lowering statin drug use and sales cited.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) A CBS/”BusinessWeek” investigation into whether everyone taking statins really needs them reviewed; Lipitor ad shown. [Patient David MULLICAN†- says he never took the prescription.] [Brigham and Women’s Hospital Dr. Christopher CANNON†- notes people with known heart disease need to be on a statin.] [National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Elizabeth NABEL†- says we have no evidence that taking cholesterol-lowering medication will prevent heart disease.] [University of Texas medical branch Dr. Howard BRODY†- says we have been driven too quickly into the assumption that it’s all about the cholesterol number.] Who should be taking statins discussed.

Couric, Katie;
LaPook, Jon

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