In Reply Dr Finkelstein asks that the Editor “advance the appropriate cautions” about the findings of Mansi et al,1 showing higher rates of musculoskeletal conditions and pain in statin users. His concern is that an unintended consequence of the publication and its associated media coverage is that patients will stop using their medication and jeopardize their health.
Katz MH, Redberg RF. Statins and Musculoskeletal Adverse Events—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(2):302-303. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12682