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Study explores timing of muscle-related problems of statin use

Statins have been linked with muscle pain and other musculoskeletal adverse events (MAEs) in some patients. A new Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study has examined the timing of MAEs that develop during statin therapy and determined whether concomitant drugs used concurrently with statin therapy shifts the timing of MAEs. For the study, cases in which […]

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PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 — Guideline-concordant statin prescribing rates are increased modestly with use of an automated dashboard using active choice framing and peer comparison, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Network Open. Mitesh S. Patel, M.D., M.B.A., from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a three-arm cluster […]