Year: 1990 Source: Archives of Internal Medicine, v.150, no.10, (October 1990), p.2169-2172 SIEC No: 19910314

This article investigates a report by the Helsinki Heart Study & Lipid Research Clinics that found higher rates of deaths due to homicides, suicides & accidents in groups receiving cholesterol-lowering agents compared with groups receiving placebos. The authors of this article found that, after considering dropouts & known risk factors such as alcohol intoxication & psychiatric histories, there was little evidence to link cholesterol-lowering drugs & homicide, suicide & accidental deaths. (VM)