Study: Mail-Order Rx Linked to Better Cholesterol Control
People who obtain statin medications through mail-order pharmacies achieve better cholesterol control than patients who obtain statins from walk-in pharmacies, according to a new study by Kaiser Permanente Northern California researchers. The study found that 85% of patients who used mail-order pharmacies met their target cholesterol levels at least three months after starting the statins, compared with 74% of those who used the walk-in pharmacy. Researchers suggested that patients who use mail-order pharmacies might take their medications more regularly.
- "Mail-Order Refills Led to Better Cholesterol Control" (Conaboy, Boston Globe, 7/25).
- "Mail-Order Meds Provide Better Outcomes" (United Press International, 7/25).