Will Cholesterol Drugs Go Over the Counter Soon?

Are statin drugs safe enough to be over the counter? If you believe the medical experts nearly everyone should consume them. The Food and Drug Administration will soon be facing that question. A joint venture between Merck & Co. and Johnson & Johnson is planning to ask the FDA for permission to sell Mevacor, the oldest statin drug, over the counter. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. may eventually do the same with its competing statin Pravachol, though it declines to talk about its plans beyond...

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