FEWER orders for niacin (Niaspan FCT, etc) being used to treat high cholesterol

You'll likely see FEWER orders for niacin (Niaspan FCT, etc) being used to treat high cholesterol.

Niacin was supposed to do everything right...boost "good HDL" cholesterol...lower "bad LDL" cholesterol...and decrease triglycerides.

Now researchers are finding that adding niacin to a statin (simvastatin, etc) may not provide much added benefit.

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