According to the 2011–12 Australian Health Survey, approximately 63% of Australian adults have dyslipidaemia.1 One in three of these Australians have abnormally elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and one in three have elevated triglycerides.1 Lipid disorders (see Table 1) are the sixth most frequently managed conditions in Australian general practice.2,3
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Statins are among the top two most commonly dispensed medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).2,3 In the last decade there have been significant improvements in the understanding of LDL-C metabolism, identification of novel therapeutic targets and medicines as well as an increased understanding of the r
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