HCV and statins may mix after all

05/21/2007 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A small study shows statins may improve liver function in patients with chronic hepatitis C, in contrast to the widely held belief that the drugs can be toxic to the liver. One expert said the preliminary findings contribute to "accumulating data that suggest that statins do not damage the liver so that patients with liver disease should not be denied the benefits of these drugs."

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