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Diabetologists most likely to prescribe statins for patients with diabetes in India

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The numbers of prescriptions for statins for people with type 2 diabetes differ in India depending on the type of care the patient is receiving.

Rajeev Gupta, MD, PhD, of the departments of preventive cardiology, internal medicine and endocrinology, Eternal Heart Care Centre and Research Institute at Mount Sinai New York Affiliate in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, and colleagues evaluated prescriptions data from 8,699 patients with type 2 diabetes being treated at nine different sites in India to determine the extent of statin prescriptions and their types.

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