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expert reaction to study investigating statins, adverse events, and the ‘nocebo effect’

Publishing in The Lancet researchers investigate the potential adverse events of statin therapy. The study is an analysis of 26 types of side effects including erectile dysfunction, muscle-related symptoms, sleep disturbance and cognitive impairment and reports that cases of muscle pain and weakness are unlikely to be directly cause by statins, but may instead be due to the so-called nocebo effect. read more

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