Government to fund fresh trial into controversial drugs statins

A £1MILLION trial of the controversial heart drugs statins is to be paid for by the Government following concerns over their safety.

The news comes as separate research, uncovered by the Sunday Express, shows doctors have been overestimating the risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients and prescribing the drugs to those who do not need them.

The trial, funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health Research, comes after doctors have warned that the side-effects of the drugs, which include severe muscle pain, depression, fatigue, diabetes, impaired memory and stroke, outweigh the benefits in some patients.

Read Article by Lucy Johnston (Sunday Express)