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    5 Stubborn Statin Myths vs Data that Refute Them

    “Disinformation” on statins is prevalent and has contributed to these medicines being underutilized in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

    This short slide show presents 5 common myths about the effects of statin drugs followed by evidence from large scale trials to debunk them.

    We are fortunate to have clear and convincing evidence on statin effects. As noted by Dr. Collins during his presentation, erroneous information on statins taken as fact can lead to death and disability.

    Today there is a need for rapid, robust, and trusted rebuttal of disinformation that is relevant to public health.


    Seth Martin, MD
    Dr. Martin is an assistant professor at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at the Johns Hopkins University School ...

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    • UBM User
      I don't find this convincing. The two big issues are myalgias and diabetes risk. Among my patients, myalgias are by far the most common SE. The data shown are for myonecrosis, which is not required for myalgias to occur. The data for diabetes actually support an increased risk for diabetes, and just explain that it's already factored in to treatment decisions. Not good enough.