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U.S. doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

U.S. doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

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The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

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Heart disease new guidelines

Heart disease new guidelines

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Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor, which is being sold under a deal with Pfizer, are seen.

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