Statin Side Effect Test: Worth the Price?

The tens of millions of Americans who take statin drugs to control their cholesterol levels are also taking a calculated risk -- the small chance that they might experience muscle weakness, the most common side effect of the drugs. Now, British researchers say a screening test that could predict which patients will suffer these side effects may one day be a reality, thanks to their discovery of a gene linked to their occurrence. But, whether the cost of this potential advance in personalized...Full Story
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