My doctor at Kaiser Permanente send me a message stating that there has been some changes in national recommendations for diabetics regarding cholesterol meds. My doctor states that the recommendation for diabetics to be on at least 40mg of Lipitor.
I have taken exception to this recommendation because 1) I take a different cholesterol med, 2) the recommendation states a specific medicine, and 3) if this was an independent recommendation, it would not state a specific brand.
Has anyone else heard of this new "recommendation"? In my opinion, the company that makes Lipitor funded the research, hence, the recommendation to use their brand.
Any insight would be appreciated.
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