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Dramatic JUPITER Findings Fail to Sway Prescribing Behavior, Poll Shows
Date:11/25/2008

The JUPITER results, the G.P. continued, speak for themselves. "Billions of dollars will be saved," with fewer cardiovascular events, hospital days and engagement in rehab programs. "In practice, altering patient habits is not easy, and even when [patients] achieve the goal, how long will it be maintained? I inform the patient and let him decide."

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