n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Atorvastatin - a cost-effective choice in statin therapy : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... In a review of the efficacy, value and costs of statins in secondary prevention, Dr Northridge, consultant cardiologist at Western General Hospital, UK, pointed out that atorvastatin has shown better cost benefits than other statins, determined theoretically1 and according to results of clinical trials.2 Speaking to cardiologists at the SA Heart Association Congress at Sun City and at Pfizer-sponsored CME meetings around the country, he noted the early estimates of atorvastatin cost effectiveness have been borne out by the results of the recent GREACE study. This study compared the effects of atorvastatin used in a structured care programme to reach ..

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