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Treating Heart Disease

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Treating Heart Disease

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Treating Heart Disease

Treating Heart Disease

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News that Pfizer pulled its promising new cholesterol drug came as a disappointment to millions of Americans at risk for heart disease. However, researchers still hope to find a drug that fights bad cholesterol and improves good cholesterol. Guests talk about these new drugs and look at what's next in treating heart disease.

Guests:

Joanne Silberner, NPR Science Desk reporter

Steve Nissen, Chairman of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic; Lead investigator of an earlier torcetrapib clinical trial

Snigdha Prakash, NPR reporter, covering the pharmaceutical industry