“Disinformation” on statins is prevalent and has contributed to these medicines being underutilized in prevention of cardiovascular disease.
This short slide show presents 5 common myths about the effects of statin drugs followed by evidence from large scale trials to debunk them.
We are fortunate to have clear and convincing evidence on statin effects. As noted by Dr. Collins during his presentation, erroneous information on statins taken as fact can lead to death and disability.
Today there is a need for rapid, robust, and trusted rebuttal of disinformation that is relevant to public health.