Statins

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People taking statins less likely to die from Covid, study suggests
Experts warn findings do not prove cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce death rates

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Use of 10p statins in organ donation ‘could save thousands of lives’
Exclusive: NHS launching large trial of approach that could boost number of transplants and their success rate

Andrew Gregory Health editor

19, Sep, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Statins do not cause muscle aches and pains, study finds
UK researchers seek to dispel concerns over pills prescribed for those at higher risk of heart attack and strokes

Sarah Boseley Health editor

24, Feb, 2021 @11:30 PM

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'Nocebo effect' cause of most statin side-effects, study suggests
Negative expectations may play part, with adverse effects reported when taking placebo

Linda Geddes

15, Nov, 2020 @7:34 PM

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NHS to trial twice-yearly injection alternative to statins
Mass trial of drug inclisiran comes after health service strikes deal with Novartis

Sarah Boseley Health editor

13, Jan, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Pharmacists can be trusted with statins | Letter
Letter: News that people with high cholesterol could be diagnosed and given drugs without a prescription should not cause alarm, says Claire Anderson of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Letters

09, Sep, 2019 @5:00 PM

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GPs alarmed over NHS plans to allow chemists to prescribe statins
People with high cholesterol could be diagnosed and given drugs without a prescription

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

04, Sep, 2019 @6:52 PM

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'Fake news and ageism' keeping statins from older people
Offering statins to all over-75s could prevent 8,000 deaths from heart failure and stroke, researchers say

Sarah Boseley Health editor

31, Jan, 2019 @11:30 PM

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The big fat debate on cholesterol and statins | Letters
Letters: Sue Morgan, Maurice Buchalter and Avril Danczak respond to a recent Guardian article on ‘cholesterol-deniers’

Letters

02, Nov, 2018 @4:53 PM

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£6m statin trial raises hope drug can be used to treat multiple sclerosis
Trial involving almost 1,200 people aims to ‘establish definitively’ whether cholesterol drug can slow disability progression

Haroon Siddique

08, May, 2017 @11:01 PM

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The controversy over statins has revealed something: the nocebo effect is real | Ann Robinson
Just as placebos can have a positive effect, expectation of side-effects can have a negative one. That’s why proper doctor-patient communication is so vital

Ann Robinson

03, May, 2017 @2:31 PM

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Statin side-effects only felt by those who believe in them – study
Researchers hope study will end debate around drugs, which could benefit over six million more UK patients

Nicola Davis

02, May, 2017 @10:30 PM

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