Interpretation of the evidence for the efficacy and safety of statin therapy

@article{Collins2016InterpretationOT,
  title={Interpretation of the evidence for the efficacy and safety of statin therapy},
  author={Rory Collins and Christina Reith and Jonathan Robert Emberson and Jane Armitage and Richard Peto},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2016},
  volume={388},
  pages={2532-2561}
}
  • Rory Collins, Christina Reith, +2 authors Richard Peto
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • This Review is intended to help clinicians, patients, and the public make informed decisions about statin therapy for the prevention of heart attacks and strokes. It explains how the evidence that is available from randomised controlled trials yields reliable information about both the efficacy and safety of statin therapy. In addition, it discusses how claims that statins commonly cause adverse effects reflect a failure to recognise the limitations of other sources of evidence about the… CONTINUE READING

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