Implementation of a therapeutic-interchange clinic for HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.

  title={Implementation of a therapeutic-interchange clinic for HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.},
  author={Karen A Grace and Jennifer Swiecki and Richard Hyatt and Henry Gibbs and David L Jones and Munazza Sheikh and John Spain and Kent W Maneval and Rebecca Viola and Allen J. Taylor},
  journal={American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists},
  volume={59 11},
A therapeutic-interchange clinic for statins is described. In 1999, the Department of Defense mandated the use of cerivastatin and simvastatin as the formulary statins in all military health care facilities by April 2000. Cerivastatin was the preferred agent; the goal was to use this agent in 60-65% of all patients. Walter Reed Army Medical Center developed a voluntary therapeutic-interchange clinic for patients receiving statins. Goals included facilitating the rapid switching of patients to… CONTINUE READING