Muscular adverse effects are common with statinsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3724 (Published 11 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3724
- Peter C Gøtzsche, professor1
- 1Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
The 2011 Cochrane review of statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease reported a risk ratio of 1.03 for muscle pain—3% more patients developed muscle pain on the drug than on placebo.1 However, industry funded randomised trials are notoriously unreliable …
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