Side-effect alert for all statin users

At last, new health warnings are to be issued about statins. Can you believe that more than 6m adults in the UK (that’s over 12% of our adult population) are on these very lucrative drugs? (Lipitor alone has brought in $12.9 billion for Pfizer – and still counting!)

Twenty years ago, GP’s would only get interested in a cholesterol level above 7.0 mmol/l. Ten years ago this became 6.5. Today, an...

 

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