African-Americans less likely to get recommended statin therapy


(HealthDay)—African-Americans are less likely than whites to be treated with statins or to receive a statin at guideline-recommended intensity, according to a study published online June 13 in JAMA Cardiology.

Michael G. Nanna, M.D., from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and colleagues examined differences in statin use between white and African-American patients using the 2015 Patient and Provider Assessment of Lipid Management (PALM) Registry.

Overall, 5,689 patients in the PALM Registry were eligible to receive statin therapy. The…

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