According to the New York Times, about 40 million Americans take cholesterol medications that include chemical entities called statins (the class of drug which lowers plasma cholesterol) — that’s over 10% of the U.S. population! The high cost of some statin-based drugs can deter patients from filling their doctor-prescribed cholesterol medication. Prescription non-adherence for cholesterol medication can be extremely dangerous because studies show that high-cholesterol increases the risk for heart attacks and strokes.
We’ve done some valuable homework on cholesterol drug prices to benefit American consumers struggling to afford such medications. Filling your doctors prescriptions is essential for your health (and when it comes to cholesterol drugs, for your heart) and cost should not inhibit you from doing so.
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