Prescription medications for healthy people
Broadcast: Midmorning, 04/08/2010, 10:06 a.m.
The Food and Drug Administration's decision to approve the expanded use of the cholesterol-lowering drug Crestor is being hailed by some cardiologists, but critics say they're concerned about promoting medications for healthy people.
- Steven Nissen, MD: Chairman of the department of Cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.
- John Abramson, MD: Clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of "Overdosed America."
- New York Times: Crestor Wins Approval as a Drug to Prevent Heart Disease
- John Abramson's Blog: Overdosed America
- About Steven Nissen