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    Modest CV benefit with ezetimibe/simvastatin in IMPROVE-IT. PCSK9 inhibitor alirocumab LDL reduction in statin intolerance in ODYSSEY. Slides available for download.
  • Expert blog: Robert Eckel, MD, on PCSK9 inhibitors
    In this interview, Dr Eckel comments on the potential role of PCSK9 inhibitors for unmet clinical needs in dyslipidemia
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    Join JoAnne Foody, MD, on an interactive journey toward primary prevention in a 48-year-old patient with LDL 150 and elevated ASCVD risk. Login required.
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    Interactive summary recommendations & slides on the ACC/AHA lifestyle guidelines. Slides available for download in the slide library.
  • Dabigatran (Pradaxa) FDA Drug Safety Communication
    Lower risk for stroke and death, but higher risk for GI bleeding, seen with dabigatran vs warfarin among Medicare patients aged 65 or older. FDA has made no changes to Pradaxa labeling or recommendations for use. More here.
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