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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Statins not advised for patients over 76 y/o - USPSTF


However, current clinical evidence is not strong enough to recommend statin use in these patients who are 76 and older, it says.

The USPSTF adds that it is recommending an "I" grade for this older group, which means that patients should understand that questions remain about the potential harms and benefits of a service before it's offered by a clinician.


http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/856986

http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/draft-recommendation-statement175/statin-use-in-adults-preventive-medication1

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