Hepatotoxicity fears contribute to underutilization of statin medications by primary care physicians.

@article{Rzouq2010HepatotoxicityFC,
  title={Hepatotoxicity fears contribute to underutilization of statin medications by primary care physicians.},
  author={Fadi S. Rzouq and Michael L. Volk and Hilana H. Hatoum and Siva K. Talluri and Rajasekhara R. Mummadi and Gagan K. Sood},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={340 2},
  pages={
          89-93
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The safety and efficacy of hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) have been extensively demonstrated, but in clinical practice, there remains significant underutilization of these medications. The authors hypothesized that this underutilization could stem in part from fear of liver damage caused by statins. The purpose was to determine whether concern about hepatotoxicity acts as a barrier among primary care physicians to prescribing statins for patients with… CONTINUE READING
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