E. H. AHRENS JR., M.D.
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To the Editor: It is heartening to note the cautious response of the medical community to recent claims for clofibrate (Atromid-S®) in prevention and treatment of ischemic heart disease. An attitude of caution is entirely appropriate toward any drug affecting so fundamental a process as cholesterol metabolism, particularly with the recent experience with triparanol fresh in mind.
Our research group at The Rockefeller University Hospital is highly interested in this drug, after 4 years' experience with it in closely controlled studies in about 70 patients. Some optimism about its safety is based on the much longer and wider experience of
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AHRENS EH. PATIENTS NEEDED FOR CLOFIBRATE STUDIES AT ROCKEFELLER. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:637. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-637_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):637.
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