Top-Selling Statins Equally Effective, Study Finds

Two top-selling statins, Lipitor and Crestor, are equally effective in treating coronary artery disease, a new study found. Both drugs lower levels of LDL cholesterol -- the bad cholesterol that can cause a build-up of blood-blocking plaque inside the arteries. Although Crestor caused a bigger drop in LDL cholesterol, the drugs tied when it came to reducing plaque. "The good thing is that these are both effective drugs," said Stephen Nicholls, clinical director of the Cleveland Clinic Center...Full Story
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