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Statin Drugs Must Be Taken Properly

Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reduce their bad cholesterol levels than those who fail to follow their doctors" orders. The new study points out the importance of counseling patients who are not adherent. For those patients who do take their medications as directed, but still fail to reach the goal of lowering their bad cholesterol, physicians might need to adjust dosage. The American Journal of Managed Care August 2014