Should people who need to lower their cholesterol, but say the side effects of statins are too severe, be prescribed new drugs that cost more than $14,000 a year, asked a front-page article in the Sunday New York Times.
The new drugs are approved for use by people with heart disease who can’t control their LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, by other means.
Well, I’m not a doctor and wouldn’t presume to give medical advice. But I have genetically high cholesterol and didn’t want to take statins. Doing what I do, searching the Internet, I came across psyllium, which, in combination with changing my diet and getting more exercise, worked for me.