Despite uncertain benefit, fibrates commonly used in US, Canada

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 18:30 in Health & Medicine

Although recent evidence suggests that the clinical benefit may be uncertain for fibrates, a class of drugs used for the treatment of high lipid levels, use of these drugs is common in the US and Canada, with usage increasing steadily in the last decade in the US, especially for a brand-name fibrate product, according to a new study.

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