by Dr Paul Phillips of Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
IMPOSTER is the name of a medical research study of
patients with muscle symptoms while taking cholesterol lowering therapies called
statins. Several important findings from this study have been published and have
raised questions about the safety of statin therapy for patients with muscle
complaints. The Imposter website was developed to address those questions and to share
what is known about statin muscle toxicity with patients and their physicians.
For those that are concerned that they may have a side effect to their statin
therapy the guidelines for evaluating that side effect are provided.
The links below are archived on the web, as the site was closed down due to lack of funding.
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