Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

How many times have you heard that cholesterol lowering drugs are safe and a healthy way to reduce risk for heart attacks and strokes.  I found that since the introduction of statin drugs we have seen over a 30% rise in liver transplants, hypothyroidism, kidney disease and muscular diseases. I have an ad from a statin company that states “This drug has not been shown to reduce your chance for heart attacks and strokes.”