Your Expensive Heart Drug May Be a Waste of Money

…according to an article at MedPageToday.  Specific brands of extended-release niacin and fibrates are mentioned, among others.  I particularly like this quote of Dr. James Stein:

“So at least $4.5 billion was spent on drugs with uncertain benefit and known risks,” Stein said. “I’d much rather these patients focus on exercising and eating a healthy, Mediterranean-based diet, which has been proved to reduce heart attacks and strokes, than spending money on these agents.”

It’s a good idea to talk to the prescribing physician before stopping any of your drugs. 

One response to “Your Expensive Heart Drug May Be a Waste of Money

  1. In my last important acting role, I played Niacin.