Statin Side Effects Implicated as Strongest Link to Unmet Cholesterol Targets

ScienceDaily reports on a new study from the European Society of Cardiology: “Statin side effects are the strongest predictor of failure to meet low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol targets, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Other predictors were statin non-adherence and use of weaker statins…Patients with side effects were more than three times more likely to miss the cholesterol target than those without side effects. Those who did not take their statins were three times more likely to miss the target than patients who did take them. Patients prescribed moderate- or low-intensity statins were 62% more likely to miss the target than those prescribed high-intensity statins.”  Click here for the full story or here for help with your 505(b)(2) submission.