FDA review: Statins don't raise risk of Lou Gehrig's disease

09/29/2008 | Reuters

An FDA analysis of 41 long-term controlled clinical studies did not find increased incidence of Lou Gehrig's disease -- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- in patients who took cholesterol-lowering statins compared with those who got placebo. An FDA official said the result was "reassuring" but recommended continued research into the safety of such drugs for ALS patients.

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