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  • New cholesterol guidelines favor more use of statins to prevent heart attack, stroke

    Harvard Health Blog
  • Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

    Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...

    What you should know about: Generic vs. brand-name statins

    Statins are among the most widely prescribed medications in the world, and their cholesterol-lowering properties are reducing heart disease risk for millions of people. Like many other drugs, most statins are available in generic and brand-name versions....

    A pill for every problem

    Last week, my father suffered a medical emergency. At the hospital, we were asked what medication he took. He is 83. His answer was aspirin and Zocor. "That's it?" came the reply. Days later, when he had been prescribed a daily blood thinner pill, a...

    It's best to avoid grapefruit when taking some statin drugs

    Q: My doctor just prescribed atorvastatin (Lipitor) for high cholesterol. The instructions said: "Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking this medication." I love grapefruit. Do I need to avoid it completely? A: Like you, I love...