Statin Drug Usage Jumps 150%, Heart Attacks Unchanged

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported this week that cholesterol lowering drugs called statins rose by 156 percent between 2000 and 2005. Spending on these stating drugs by US patients jumped from $7.7 billion to $19.7 billion.

However, there is no proof or research to prove that these drugs actually reduce the likelihood of heart attack or stroke. They simply lower a patient’s high cholesterol causing a large number of side effects on skeletal muscle and the liver.

So, what is the point of taking Statins?