CUSTOM Study: Mevacor OTC Data May Be Boon For Switch Prospects
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Former Nonprescription Drugs Advisory Committee Chair and J&J/Merck consultant Brass says Mevacor actual use study data support safe use of OTC lovastatin. Almost half of high-risk patients reported using the nonprescription statin after discussing it with a doctor.
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