If new guidelines are followed fully, half the medicine chests in America could eventually be stocked with cholesterol-lowering drugs such as atorvastatin, the generic form of Lipitor. Bill Gallery/AP hide caption

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Not covered by Obamacare, but still sweet. Cristian Baitg/iStockphoto hide caption

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Lipitor, and other cholesterol-fighting drugs like it, will carry new instructions about risks. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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