FDA Finds No Link Between Statins, Lou Gehrig’s Disease

September 30, 2008

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that they have found no link between statin cholesterol drugs, and an increased risk of Lou Gehrig's disease......Washington (ChattahBox) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that they have found no link between statin cholesterol drugs, and an increased risk of Lou Gehrig’s disease.

For their research, the FDA looked over a total of 41 long-term clinical trials.

This came after a higher-than-expected level of reports came in, linking statins to the disease, also known as ALS,

In total, 9 out of the 64,000 patients looked at in the study who were on statins developed Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS.

This was compared too 10 out of 56,000 patients who received a placebo.

This shows that there is no link between the drugs, and the disease.

The report has been published in the journal Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.


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