92 Deaths Linked to Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs

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Experts are calling for a complete safety review of heart drugs taken by millions of Britons. More than 37 of the deaths were attributed to Zocor. Lipitor, made by Pfizer, was associated with 36 of the deaths. Three other leading statin brands — Novartis’s Lescol, BMS’s Lipostat and AstraZeneca’s Crestor — have been associated with 19 deaths. As well as the deaths there have also been reports of 7,000 side effects reported to the Department of Health by doctors, including kidney and liver damage and muscle weakness. Continue reading “92 Deaths Linked to Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs”