Ethics in Medicine

Inflammation: Science and Science Fiction

Kristen Sparrow • November 28, 2015

Man with sore kneeGreat discussion of the current thinking around inflammation.  There is definitely something there, but, as always, let’s not let the cure get worse than the disease.
“Statins lower the chance of a heart attack, but there is growing concern not only about the side effect of muscle pain but also about increasing the likelihood of diabetes. And the absolute benefits of these preventive medications is slight, measured in single digits.”