New NHS statins guidance ‘risks harming patients’

“New NHS statins guidance ‘risks harming patients.’” By Edward Malnick, The Telegraph.

Telling millions of healthy people to take statins risks harming ‘many patients over many years’, doctors warn Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, and watchdogs.

Proposals to advise 12 million people to take statins could have “worrying” consequences because the plans were borne out . . . → Read More: New NHS statins guidance ‘risks harming patients’

Is This Science or Censorship? Statin guidelines, heart disease, and threats to evidence-based publishing

There are two parts to this story. The first involves a scientific debate about new guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs. The second is about threats to that scientific debate, as an industry heavyweight in support of the guidelines holds court in mass media to demand retraction of two research articles (published in the international medical . . . → Read More: Is This Science or Censorship?