Tag Archives: Statins
FDA Warns on Statins
Thomas Burton & Ron Winslow Wall Street Journal The Food and Drug Administration raised safety concerns about the popular class of cholesterol-fighting drugs called statins, warning that patients taking the drugs may face a “small increased risk” of higher blood … Continue reading →
Statins linked with lower depression risk in heart patients
Steve Tokar EurekAlert Patients with heart disease who took cholesterol-lowering statins were significantly less likely to develop depression than those who did not, in a study by Mary Whooley, MD, a physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and … Continue reading →
Is Nerve Damage The Rule, Not the Exception With Cholesterol Meds?
Source: Mercola Spending on cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins increased by $160 million in 2010, for a total spending of nearly $19 billion in the U.S., the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics reported in their Use of Medicines in the United … Continue reading →
Cholesterol Drugs Likely Poisoning Patients
Source: AP A growing body of clinical research now indicates that the cholesterol-lowering class of drugs known as statins, is associated with over 300 adverse health effects — research boldly flying in the face of national health policy, medical insurance … Continue reading →
Adverse events associated with individual statin treatments for cardiovascular disease: an indirect comparison meta-analysis.
Source: PubMed Statins are the most widely prescribed drug available. Due to this reason, it is important to understand the risks involved with the drug class and individual statins. We conducted a meta-analysis and employed indirect comparisons to identify differing … Continue reading →
The Cancer-Causing Mistake 1 in 4 People Over 45 Make
Source: Mercola Statins, drugs that lower your cholesterol levels, are one of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. In the US, a staggering one in four over the age of 45 is now taking this unnecessary drug! Statins … Continue reading →