In July of 2015, I wrote a post questioning the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) to expand statin use in asymptomatic individuals. The reason this topic is so important is that it affects literally millions of people at a cost of multiple billions of dollars. Continue reading
I’m skeptical about … statins.
Not whether statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin), and Zocor (simvastatin) work to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides—they do—but whether their effectiveness in preventing heart attack, stroke, and death justifies their use in so many people with so little disease. Continue reading