Statins can be stopped toward the end of life

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Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine recruited 381 people who were not expected to live for more than a year. About half the participants were randomly assigned to stop taking statins. According to researchers, the group that stopped taking the drugs did have a small improvement in their quality of life scores, compared to those who continued to take the medications. Via Reuters. Posted March 24, 2015.

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Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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