5% more people given the PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab (Repatha) to lower cholesterol levels died from cardiovascular causes during an average follow-up of 2.2 years than those given a placebo according to the FOURIER trial.
251 people (out of 13,784) given evolocumab died compared to 240 people (out of 13,780) given a placebo.
So they want me to take a drug that you have to inject that costs $14,000 per year that increases my chance of dying?
No, thank you.
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