DRUG NEWS: Statin drugs linked to higher stroke risk

November 2005 
Volume 35  Number 11
Pages 30 - 30
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 In patients with diabetes who need regular hemodialysis, statin drugs may not reduce the risk of stroke, according to a study. In fact, patients on atorvastatin (Lipitor) were twice as likely to die of a stroke as those who didn't take the cholesterol-lowering drug.

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