Don't Expect to See a Lot More PCSK9 Inhibitor Rxs

You'll hear buzz about using the PCSK9 inhibitors, Repatha (evolocumab) or Praluent (alirocumab), in patients with CV disease.

These injectable meds lower LDL cholesterol by about 60%...but we've been waiting to see if they improve CV outcomes.

Now evidence suggests that adding Repatha to a statin in patients with CV disease and other risks (diabetes, etc) prevents one more CV event for every 74 patients treated for about 2 years.

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