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“The updated FDA statin label serves as an appropriate reminder to patients and physicians about the relatively rare and reversible known side effects associated with these important medications,” said ACC CEO Jack Lewin, MD. “While it is important to recognize the side effects sometimes associated with statins, it is also important to emphasize that the powerful benefits of statins far outweigh the risks for the vast majority of patients.”
About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 40,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at www.cardiosource.org/ACC.