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Yes Niaspan has been withdrawn in Europe by Abbott Laboratories Ltd not because of any problems with the medication but solely on commercial grounds. They were not making enough money, and yet it is the only alternative if you can't take statins. This goes against the Company's ethos as stated on their web site.
My Doctor was not aware that Niaspan had been withdrawn. It is still listed in the books that Doctors use.
So the alternative is Tredaptive which costs a lot more. So some doctors may not want to prescribe it if cost/budgets is an issue for them.
It is all about money now not about people!
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