Overcoming Barriers to Statin Adherence

Arden Bui, PharmD Candidate 2021; Juwon Kwon, PharmD; Jennifer Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CPP; Austin Lucas, PharmD


US Pharmacist. 2019;44(6):19-22. 

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Although the number of patients indicated to receive statin therapy continues to increase, use remains suboptimal owing to concerns about tolerability and adherence. Meanwhile, CVD remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Pharmacists play a crucial role in reducing CVD risk by improving adherence to statins.