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A pharmacy department-managed wellness program for employees and spouses at a two-hospital health system led to significant reductions in blood pressure and lipid levels, according to a study published recently in American Health & Drug Benefits.  “Innovative, pharmacist-managed programs are…
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Guideline-recommended thresholds for statin initiation may be too low, according to the results of a recent study. Although many guidelines use expected risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) over 10 years as the basis for recommending statin treatment, how the harms of treatment were weighed…
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By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The new 2018 joint guidelines on the management of blood cholesterol include some treatment thresholds that had been abandoned, expand recommendations regarding nonstatin treatments and add guidelines for children and young adults, as well as ethnic…
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