New guidelines urge wider use of cholesterol-lowering drugs to reduce heart attacks, strokes

  • by: MARILYNN MARCHIONE , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 13, 2013 - 6:21 AM

The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

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