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Feedback at 5:00: How Many Prescriptions Do You Take Daily?

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This week, the American Heart Association issued new guidelines for cholesterol lowering drugs, known as statins.

The revision could mean twice as many Americans could soon be taking the prescription.

The new recommendations focus on risk factors for high cholesterol and heart disease.

Before, it was mainly based on your cholesterol levels.

The Mayo Clinic says nearly 70% of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than 20% of US patients are on 5 or more prescriptions.

How many prescriptions do you take on a daily basis?    

Will you ask your doctor about adding statins?

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