Summary: New Study Shows Crestor's Risks

THE FINDINGS: A new analysis shows that side effects, like muscle problems, happen more often with Crestor than with other cholesterol-lowering drugs, contrary to what the government had said.

WHAT NOW? A consumer group says it will resume efforts to remove Crestor from the market.

HOW MUCH TO WORRY: The risk of side effects with any cholesterol drug, even Crestor, is extremely low and usually happens in the first three months. Lowering the dose could help.

Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World