Watch for "QOD" Versus "QD" Abbreviations on Statin Rxs

The new PCSK9 inhibitor, Repatha (rih-PATH-ah, evolocumab), will raise questions about how to help patients stick to a statin.

Repatha is similar to Praluent (alirocumab).

Both are injectable biologics...may lower cholesterol about 60%...cost about $14,000/yr...and lack long-term outcome and safety data.

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