Be Prepared to Dispense More Statin Rxs
You'll see more statin Rxs for lowering heart risk...due to updated Canadian guidelines.
Statins will still be recommended for people who've had a heart attack or stroke...and for most people with diabetes.
But now more people at risk of having a heart attack or stroke will get a statin. This includes most patients over age 50 with chronic kidney disease...and men over age 50 or women over 60 with one risk factor, such as smoking or high blood pressure.