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Statins: heroes or villains?

In the U.S. alone, almost 30 million people regularly take statins. Chances are good that you or someone you know is taking a statin drug. These drugs, popularly known as cholesterol lowering medications for preventing heart disease, are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, with annual sales of tens of billions of dollars.

Statin drugs: A sweetheart to die for

Statin drugs are a sweetheart alright - a $25 billion a year industry sweetheart that is! Not only are they the best-selling drug class out there, but they provide an almost endless list of side effects that assure the hapless taker a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Statins are a Big Pharma dream-come-true.


Are You Still Worrying About Cholesterol?

I start to think it a dead horse then, I see this same scenario play out again, patients come to me terrified of their own cholesterol, in a panic because another doctor told them to take a drug to lower their cholesterol or die of a heart attack.