1. This article did not mention it but thewas only for simvastatin. Which is a very low cost generic. The effect was only significant for the most commonly prescribed statin, simvastatin (adjusted OR 0.33, 95% CI 0.14-0.78), although it wasn't clear whether this was the result of a statistical power issue or due to some real difference among statins because the study could not draw any causal conclusions. "Further data are needed on whether all statins exert similar effects," the researchers concluded. It is wrong to use "statins" in the head lines. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Prevention/51856?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-06-01&eun=g559427d0r 2. The study was funded by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland.
Not by the drug companies.
3. This was from a presentation at a meeting. And then reported by the press, both general and medical press.
I find that those often only highlight part of the story and leave out important details. Whenever possible I try to find the abstract from the original published report.
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