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Should Healthy People Take Statins?

A study in The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the drug Crestor, typically used for reducing cholesterol levels, may reduce the risk of heart disease for people with normal cholesterol levels. But do the potential benefits offset the risks and cost of the drugs?

Guests:

Paul Ridker, MD, professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Mark Hlatky, MD, professor of medicine and health research and policy, Stanford University

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