Suggest Saving Ezetimibe as an Add-On in High-Risk Patients

Controversy over using ezetimibe (Ezetrol, etc) will heat up...again.

Ezetimibe fell out of favour several years ago...when a study showed that adding ezetimibe to simvastatin did NOT work better than simvastatin alone to slow atherosclerosis progression.

Now the big new "IMPROVE-IT" trial shows that adding ezetimibe to simvastatin 40 mg reduces CV events compared to simvastatin alone.

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