Negative Media Reports On Cholesterol Drugs Affects Their Usage | IFLScience

Negative media reports on cholesterol-lowering drugs influence people to discontinue their use of these drugs, which in turn can increase deaths by heart attack, a new study has claimed. Even before publication the study has been criticized, however, in part for the lead author’s conflicts of interest. Beyond the specific example investigated, the study implies that popular reporting on health matters can be powerful.

Source: Negative Media Reports On Cholesterol Drugs Affects Their Usage | IFLScience

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