6 facts on patients who stop taking statins

They're less likely to continue the therapy if it is prescribed by a GP, Aussie study shows

Almost half of over-65s prescribed statins stop taking the medication within a year, especially if the therapy has been initiated by a GP, an Australian study shows.

Adherence to statin medication is also inconsistent, with more than half the patients failing to take the drugs as expected, according to the research team from Monash University in Melbourne.