…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.