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Triumph of the Heart: The Story of Statins

Jie Jack Li


Over 25 million people in the U.S. alone have benefited from statins--such drugs as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor, Pravachol, and other cholesterol-lowering medicines--in preventing stroke, heart attack, and other forms of coronary heart disease. But how did these remarkable, life-saving drugs come into being? In Triumph of the Heart, Dr. Jie Jack Li, a medicinal chemist and expert on drug discovery, tells for the first time the fascinating story of statins. Drawn from discussions with many scientists involved in the discovery and development of these drugs, the book illuminates the human side of sc ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195323573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195323573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jie Jack Li, author