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Statin Drugs

Assault on Science

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

"Will it help me live longer?" When patients ponder the lifetime commitment to a statin drug, this is the question they ask. But a very public controversy in the scientific community has recently diverted attention from this central question -- and that just might be on purpose.

Statin Drugs, Profits, Politics, and Compassion

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

The latest guidelines for statin drugs, issued by the makers of those drugs, would have us believe that pretty much everyone should be taking them. Th...

Statins and Cancer: More Questions Than Answers

Dr. Paul J. Rosch | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul J. Rosch

At present, it is impossible to prove that statins have any effect on the development or spread of cancer. It may take decades for a carcinogenic effect to surface, and by then, a relationship may not be recognized, especially if statins have been discontinued.

Do You Really Need That Statin? This Expert Says No

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Statins are medications that lower cholesterol by inhibiting an enzyme involved in its production by the liver and other organs. First approved by the FDA in 1987, statins are arguably the most widely-prescribed medicine in the industrialized world today.

Be Smart on Statins: Heart Health Can't Rely on Just Cholesterol-Cutting Drugs

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Before we start indiscriminately dumping statins into the water supply as an easy way to reduce cardiovascular disease, we must individually -- patient by patient -- examine the tradeoffs.

Are Cholesterol-Lowering Statins Actually Safe?

Posted 03.03.2012 | Fifty

While millions of individuals take statins such as Lipitor and Lescol to lower their cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack, they may simulta...

David Moye

Hurricane Irene Could Sprout Bumper Crop Of Magic Mushrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.27.2011 | Weird News

Everyone knows the potential destructive power of hurricanes, but few people are aware that storms like Hurricane Irene encourage growth of psychedeli...

Domino Drug Therapy for Heart Disease

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.

Even though the American Medical Association (AMA) says stress-related illness and symptoms account for 60 to 90 percent of doctor visits most symptoms are still treated with drugs.

Effectiveness Of Statins Is Called Into Question

latimes.com | Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Today, a majority of people who use statins are doing so for primary prevention of heart attacks and strokes. It is this use of statins that has come ...

Cholesterol Drugs For The Healthy Still Debatable

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Should healthy people with low cholesterol take a pill to lower their cholesterol even more in hopes of preventing heart problems? The...

Buyer Beware: Statins To Lower Cholesterol Are Not a Panacea

Christiane Northrup, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christiane Northrup, MD

I'm sure that many of you read about the study showing that Crestor, a popular statin drug manufactured by AstraZeneca, has been found to confer an ad...