TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients taking statins to lower their cholesterol stop taking the drugs because of co-payments and shared drug costs, a new study found.

These drugs, which have been shown to prevent heart attacks, should be fully covered by insurance, said study lead researcher Dr. Sebastian Schneeweiss, an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Harvard Medical School.

Source: Co-Payments Cut Statin Use - Heart Disease and other cardiovascular conditions on MedicineNet.com


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