Statins Efficacy and Safety

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Muhammad Hafizullah


"A rare but deadly side effect of the popular cholesterol -lowering drugs known as statins has killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged, the consumer watchdog group public citizen reported. The group's analysis of the food and Drug Administration's side effect registry linked 72 fatal and 772 non fatal cases of muscle breakdown. Knwon as rhabdomyolysis, to all six of the statins sold between October 1997 and December 2000", announced USA today in August 2001. All the print and electronic media took upon themselves to wage a war against statins. Patients taking statins got duly alarmed and turned to their doctors for the requisite information and the further plan.

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Hafizullah M. Statins Efficacy and Safety. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 22 [cited 2024 Mar. 1];16(2). Available from:
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