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Scientists Are Only Human, But Statins Error Shows Perils of Bias

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

The recent retraction of an academic claim in a leading journal about the incidence of side effects from cholesterol-lowering drugs has sparked anger in the medical community and potentially undermined public and patient trust.

Should I Stop My Statins?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I believe, in the next 10 years, we're going to see a backlash against statins. In fact, we're starting to see it already. We're seeing now that they may not benefit everybody we thought they would. And we're seeing that there are some serious risks involved.

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.

The Statin Scams

Dr. Jonny Bowden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonny Bowden

When the truth about the house of cards that is the cholesterol-lowering establishment really gets out, it'll make credit default swaps look like a 1st grade prank.

Are Cholesterol Drugs Worth The Money?

BusinessWeek | John Carey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Martin Winn's cholesterol level was inching up. Cycling up hills, he felt chest pain that might have been angina. So he and his doctor decided he shou...