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Benefit of High Doses of Heart Drug in Doubt

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Benefit of High Doses of Heart Drug in Doubt

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Benefit of High Doses of Heart Drug in Doubt

Benefit of High Doses of Heart Drug in Doubt

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Recent studies have shown that treating heart attack patients with high doses of cholesterol-lowering drugs significantly lowered their risk another heart attack. But a new study of the drug Zocor failed to find the same benefits, raising questions about whether all statin drugs are equally effective. NPR's Richard Knox reports.