U.S. Pharmacist's Case Study Challenge e-Newsletter

March 2012

Case Study

Case Study March 8 2012

Challenge:

Chief Complaint: "I need refills." History of Present Illness: FR is a 67-year-old Hispanic male who presents to see the cardiologist, Dr. B, for a follow-up visit.

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Results:

In early June 2011, the FDA issued a safety warning on simvastatin 80-mg dosing, stating that the 80-mg dose was associated with higher rates of myopathy and rhabdomyolysis compared with other statins.

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