Reducing high blood cholesterol level with drugs. Cost-effectiveness of pharmacologic management.

@article{Schulman1990ReducingHB,
  title={Reducing high blood cholesterol level with drugs. Cost-effectiveness of pharmacologic management.},
  author={Kevin A. Schulman and Bruce Kinosian and Terry A Jacobson and Henry Glick and Mary Kaye Willian and H Koffer and John M. Eisenberg},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1990},
  volume={264 23},
  pages={3025-33}
}
We performed a cost-effectiveness analysis of pharmacologic treatment of high blood cholesterol levels. Agents modeled were cholestyramine, colestipol, gemfibrozil, lovastatin, niacin, and probucol. Pharmacologic effectiveness was estimated from reported studies. Cost estimates reflect societal resource consumption. Annual costs for therapy ranged from $327 (niacin) to $1881 (lovastatin, 80 mg/d). Niacin was the most efficient agent for reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels… CONTINUE READING
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