Statins expert to put drugs’ side-effects under the microscope

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Oxford professor plans to study thousands of patient records to discover how many may have suffered issues. Sir Rory Collins of Oxford University has previously carried out studies showing that prescribing statins more widely could save lives and prevent 10,000 heart attacks and strokes. However, he has acknowledged that his earlier studies looking at the benefits of statins did not properly investigate all the side effects. Therefore, he will review patient records to see how many have suffered ‘adverse’ effects. Via Daily Mail. Posted February 15, 2015.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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