CholesterolMedication New Cholesterol Guidelines May Increase Statin Use A broader assessment of cardiovascular risk could bring vast increase in statin use. estaff Published: May 20, 2014 0 Print Email Facebook Twitter Its been more than 36 years since the first cholesterol-lowering statin drug was introduced. And just as the family of statin medications has grown over time, now the number of people who will be prescribed the drugs may also increase. To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber Subscribe Subscribe to Heart Advisor Get the next year of Heart Advisor for just $20. And access all of our online content - over 2,000 articles - free of charge. Subscribe today and save 38%. It's like getting 5 months FREE! Already Subscribed? Click Here to Sign In | Forgot your password?