Issue 6 - 2016 (5)
A recent widely publicised Lancet review of statin efficacy and safety data generated more controversy than it resolved.1 Led by Professor Rory Collins of Oxford University, the review claimed that the benefits of statins have been underestimated and the risks exaggerated. Claims of statin intolerance in up to 20% of patients, the review argues, are not supported by large-scale evidence from randomised trials. In fact, Collins et al. claim that statin therapy is no less well tolerated than placebo.
Kathleen England, Dorianne Farrugia, Dominic Agius, Miriam Dalmas
Michelle Muscat - The 1992 medical drama ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, directed by George Miller, is at the same time a tragic and uplifting movie which deals with one of the lesser known diseases, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which forms part of a subset of diseases of interest to the chemical pathologist.