Drug Makers Hoping To Sell Cholesterol Drugs Without Prescription

Some of the world's biggest drug companies are working behind the scenes to convince regulators to let older cholesterol-lowering drugs be sold without a prescription in low doses, as Britain has just done. A decision is months away, but approval by the Food and Drug Administration could significantly affect the nation's biggest public health problem, heart disease, and greatly expand sales in the top-selling drug category.

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