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…

Crestor Drug Controversy

Group Seeks Ban of Anti-Cholesterol Drug WASHINGTON – A 39-year-old woman has died of a muscle-destroying condition linked to the controversial new anti-cholesterol drug Crestor, a consumer advocate said Thursday, citing 16 cases of serious side effects in urging a ban of the drug. Crestor is in the popular family of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.…

Atkins Diet : Pros and Cons

Atkins Diet : Pros and Cons Since its inception in 1970, the Atkins diet has been controversial. It’s also been very popular, especially in recent years. A nutrition advocacy group recently warned that the popular Atkins diet may cause heart disease and could have killed a teenage dieter. It urged the United States government to…