Oxford professor plans to study thousands of patient records to discover how many may have suffered issues. Sir Rory Collins of Oxford University has previously carried out studies showing that prescribing statins more widely could save lives and prevent 10,000 heart attacks and strokes. However, he has acknowledged that his earlier studies looking at the benefits of statins did not properly investigate all the side effects. Therefore, he will review patient records to see how many have suffered ‘adverse’ effects. Via Daily Mail. Posted February 15, 2015.