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Giving over-65s a statin to help prevent heart attack and death may not be useful, new research suggests—but one expert disagrees A new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine analysed …

People who know they are being given statins are more likely to report side effects than those who don’t know they’re taking them, a new study has found Published in …

Do Aussies take statins to compensate for unhealthy dietary choices? Contrary to popular belief and the results of previous international research, Monash University researchers have shown that statins are not …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Faecal Microbiota Transplantation in Clostridium difficile Infection: Evidence and Indications Faecal microbiota transplantation aims to rapidly restore the normal diverse colonic …

How to slash half a billion dollars a year from Australia’s drugs bill Jonathan Karnon, University of Adelaide; Laura C Edney, University of Adelaide, and Michael Sorich, Flinders University Australia …

Statins could be linked to a lowered risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to US researchers An analysis of US Medicare data suggests that high use of statins could be associated …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Improving the Management of COPD in Women Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly debilitating disease that represents …

World-first results: Researchers have found a drug combination that reduces coronary atherosclerosis more effectively than statins alone In an Australian-led multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised clinical trial, researchers have discovered that a …

Debbie Rigby presents the latest in research news Non-major bleeding with apixaban versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation In ARISTOTLE study, non-major bleeding was common and substantially less frequent …

A leading heart health stakeholder has welcomed a major review published in The Lancet that conclusively highlights the benefits of using statins outweighs the risks. “The number of lives saved …

The potential harms of statins have been exaggerated and their benefits underestimated, a new review has found. Statins have taken a beating in the media recently: in Australia, a Catalyst …

For the first time in 20 years, statins have not topped the list of most costly drugs to government. Australian Prescriber’s latest issue lists the top 10 drugs used in …