No Effect of Statin Use on SLE Risk (CME/CE)

Data from a large British registry indicated no increased risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in current statin users ages 40 and older. In fact, there were hints of a possible protective effect. "[B]ut further research is needed to substantiate this signal of a long-term effect of statin on SLE risk," wrote Olaf H. Klungel, PharmD, PhD, of the University of Utrecht in The Netherlands, and colleagues in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. The matched cohort study selected patients in the U.K.'s Clinical Practice Research Datalink, an ongoing primary care database, who had received one statin prescription during 1995-2009...

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