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E.S.’s Unbearable Pain after with lower-cholesterol medication

E.S. is a seventy-seven-year-old retired teacher who had always been told she had very high cholesterol. Her total cholesterol was in the range of 300 whenever her blood was tested. She was overweight but did not have any diagnosed heart disease, high blood pressure, or family history of premature coronary heart disease, and she had never smoked. At about age sixty-seven, E.S. and her husband moved to Florida, and her physician there prescribed pravastatin (Pravachol) to treat her high cholesterol. She […]