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Nearly half of older patients stop taking statins within a year, study finds

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4700 (Published 07 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4700

Re: Nearly half of older patients stop taking statins within a year, study finds

No mention is made in this article of adverse events of statins, which are surely a major reason for stopping treatment. They certainly were in my case.

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 November 2018
Heather M. Goodare
Retired counsellor (and cancer survivor)
Cochrane Collaboration Consumer
Edinburgh