NICE guidance backs statins for all CKD patients
All CKD patients should be offered statins to reduce their elevated risk of heart attacks or stroke, NICE has said in updated guidance. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - July 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

CV Events, Death Lower After Statin Rechallenge CV Events, Death Lower After Statin Rechallenge
Getting patients to stay on statins after an adverse reaction is getting harder though in the face of a growing"cult" of online antistatin sentiment, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statin and risk of falls in the elderly: a sytematic review of the literature - Venegas Sanabria LC, Barbosa Balaquera S, Suarez Acosta AM, Garc ía Peña ÁA, Cano Gutiérrez CA.
BACKGROUND: With the high incidence of cardiovascular events in the elderly population the effectiveness of statins in reducing mortality from coronary events has been demonstrated. However, there have been adverse effects, such as myalgia, myopathy, myone... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

"Anti-statin" trend puts lives at risk, experts warn
"Unfortunately, we're in an era now where, with the internet, people with fringe views like this can gain the upper hand" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Anti-Statin 'Internet Cult' Threatening Lives?
Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?
Internet-fueled movement has heart experts concerned about potential consequences Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Attack, Statins, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Anti-statin" trend putting lives at risk, experts warn
"Unfortunately, we're in an era now where, with the internet, people with fringe views like this can gain the upper hand" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The dangers of stopping cholesterol medication
Fifty-six million Americans fall under the guidelines to take a statin to reduce cholesterol, but a new study says only about half take them. Many start the medication, but abandon it after two years. The study highlights the dangers of ending statin therapy, including heart attacks and death. Dr. Tara Narula joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss why people stop taking the medicine, the risks of abandoning the medication and misconceptions associated with the drug. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?
Title: Is the 'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?Category: Health NewsCreated: 7/24/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - July 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Patients who stop taking statins 'risking their lives'  
For a major new Harvard University study, researchers at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital in Boston, USA, analysed the health records of 28,266 patients who reported side effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake news about statins is discouraging the use of these life-saving drugs, expert warns
Denial is not just for climate-change anymore. In a political environment in which charges of puffery, deception and fake news abound, a new controversy has been joined, and it returns to grounds that have long proved fertile for conspiracy theories: medicine.The newest charge of “fake news” has... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - July 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

" Serious " Risks Seen with Stopping Therapy After a Statin-Related Adverse Event (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Patients who stop taking statins after presumed adverse reactions face increased risk for cardiovascular events, the Annals … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Statins: What happens to patients who stop taking them?
Some patients decide to stop taking statins, a cholesterol-lowering drug, if they experience side effects. A new study tracked how they did. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Statin Denialism Is'A Deadly Internet-Driven Cult '
(MedPage Today) -- Steve Nissen says the battle for patients'hearts and minds is being lost (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins warning: Thousands who have stopped taking them are 'putting their lives at risk'
THOUSANDS of Britons who have stopped taking statins over fears of dangerous side effects are putting their lives at risk, new research warns. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiologist says 'internet cult' lies about statins  
Dr Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, said ‘pseudoscience’ about the dangers of statins and the benefits of fad diets was rife online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is the'Anti-Statin' Trend Threatening Lives?
MONDAY, July 24, 2017 -- A wave of anti-science skepticism may put people with high cholesterol at risk if they're convinced to quit life-saving statin medications, heart experts warn. An " internet-driven cult " is attacking the safety and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benefits of Continued Statin Use After Adverse Reactions
Patients who continued receiving statin prescriptions had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. (Source: BWH for Journalists)
Source: BWH for Journalists - July 24, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Benefits of Continued Statin Use After Adverse Reactions
Patients who continued receiving statin prescriptions had lower rates of death and cardiovascular events. (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - July 24, 2017 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Statin drugs exposed as a MEDICAL SHAM as new research finds "no evidence" of improved survival
(Natural News) Although Big Pharma does its best to keep negative information about its drugs out of the spotlight, many people have heard about the dangers of statins by now. Nevertheless, some people feel that they are worth the risk, believing that their benefits outweigh any negative side effects that may occur. A new study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins in new link to back disorders, says new study
PATIENTS on controversial heart drug statins are almost 30 per cent more likely to suffer potentially serious back disorders, a study has found, writes Lucy Johnston. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should We Reconsider the Role of Age in Prevention of CVD? Should We Reconsider the Role of Age in Prevention of CVD?
The author examines how age has factored into risk-based prevention strategy for cardiovascular disease--specifically the initiation of statin therapy. Do we need to change our approach?European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins and Response to Vitamin D Treatment in Older Adults Statins and Response to Vitamin D Treatment in Older Adults
Does statin use alter response to vitamin D treatment in older adults?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis Statins Linked to Reduced Mortality in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis who began taking a statin had a 37% reduction in mortality compared with similar patients who did not take statins.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Study Sees Broader Statin Use Saving Thousands Each Year
(MedPage Today) -- But benefits may be substantially diminished when patient preferences are considered (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statin Criteria Identify High-Risk Cancer Group (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) --'Simple platform'for finding at-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - July 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Statins May Lengthen Life in AS (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Over 30% drop in all-cause mortality patients with ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The diet that might be more helpful than statins
The Mediterranean diet has been credited with doing everything from helping you lose weight to living longer to improving the health of your brain. A new study, looking at its effect on people with poor heart health, shows that the diet may be a huge help for that, too. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ovarian cancer: Statins might be effective with diet control
New research suggests that, at the right dose and frequency, certain statins might be effective against ovarian cancer if diet excludes geranylgeraniol. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ovarian Cancer Source Type: news

Statins side-effects - have YOU stopped taking cholesterol-drugs over health concerns?
STATINS are drugs prescribed to reduce cholesterol - and can help protect against stroke, heart disease, angina and heart attacks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thousands of stroke patients ‘stop taking statins'
Some patients have been put off the pills because they are put off by misleading scare stories, scientists said. Six million Britons take statins every day to reduce their cholesterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concerns over side effects of statins stopping stroke survivors taking medication
(University of Cambridge) Negative media coverage of the side effects associated with taking statins, and patients' own experiences of taking the drugs, are among the reasons cited by stroke survivors and their carers for stopping taking potentially life-saving drugs, according to research published today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Effect of Statin Use on SLE Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could even be protective (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 15, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Now statins could help beat ovarian cancer too
Researchers from Keele University claim that a commonly used statin could also be effective against cancer cells – if a person’s diet is also controlled. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do statins do more harm than good?
Researchers from around the world, including the Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, conclude there is 'no consistent evidence' that the cholesterol-lowering drugs boost survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STATINS WARNING: Heart medicine pills 'do more HARM than good'
STATINS fail to slash deaths from heart disease and do more harm than good, a major study claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Lipitor Safe if I Have Fatty Liver?
Title: Is Lipitor Safe if I Have Fatty Liver?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - June 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

REVEAL: CETP Inhibitor Anacetrapib Meets Primary End Point REVEAL: CETP Inhibitor Anacetrapib Meets Primary End Point
Anacetrapib significantly reduced major coronary events compared with placebo in patients at risk for cardiac events already receiving a statin in the REVEAL phase 3 study, Merck announced today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins May Curb Progression of Chronic Liver Disease Statins May Curb Progression of Chronic Liver Disease
Statins may slow the progression of hepatic fibrosis, prevent cirrhosis-related hepatic decompensation and reduce all-cause mortality in patients with chronic liver disease - but the evidence is low, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Managing Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Stable Angina Managing Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Stable Angina
This article reviews the pharmacotherapeutic options for stable ischemic heart disease, including beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, nitrates, ACE inhibitors, statins, and antiplatelet agents.U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

NICE urges wider uptake of flu vaccination
GPs should use every opportunity to encourage vaccination, says NICE Related items fromOnMedica Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks 75% target for NHS staff to get flu jab next winter Reduced seasonal flu jab doses are safe and effective, suggests study Flu shot refusers rate jab as unimportant Statins may reduce effectiveness of flu jab (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 26, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may accelerate onset of Parkinson's disease, according to researchers
(Natural News) Statins are a type of cholesterol-lowering drug typically prescribed to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Although they may provide relief from heart conditions, the same can’t be said of their effects on the brain. A recent study by researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine has presented a troubling fact about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simcor (Simvastatin Niacin Extended Release) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dr. Andrew Weil Says We ’ re Taking Too Many Medicines
In his new book, “ Mind Over Meds, ” the champion of integrative medicine continues his fight against overmedication. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: STEVEN PETROW Tags: Cholesterol Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Mental Health and Disorders Sedatives Depression (Mental) Herbs Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Vitamins Alternative and Complementary Medicine Source Type: news

Relative to SSRI users, SSRI statin users have fewer psychiatric hospital contacts and no increase in suicidal behaviour or all-cause mortality
Observational studies have identified inflammatory changes in depression,1 ,2 and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) suggest that depression may respond better when anti-inflammatory drugs are used to augment antidepressant drugs.3 Statins have anti-inflammatory properties. The present study is the first population-level investigation of the benefits and risks of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) –statin combination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
Title: Study Hints at Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General)
Source: MedicineNet Cholesterol General - June 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Juvisync (Sitagliptin and Simvastatin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 21, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Possible Link Between Some Statins and Parkinson ’s
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Hints At Link Between Some Statins, Parkinson's Risk
But the connection was only seen with certain types of the cholesterol-lowering drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases, Parkinson's Disease, Statins (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news