Catalyst fallout: thousands dump statins

Some 55,000 Australians are thought to have stopped taking their statins as a result of the ABC's Catalyst series and about 60,000 took up natural remedies, the Heart Foundation says.

About 150,000 people are also estimated to have visited their GP to discuss their statins, according to a report released today, which provides the most in-depth insight yet into the fallout from the controversial TV series.

The Foundation