Statin hysteria swamps doctors

Doctors have been bombarded with patient concerns over statins, following "hysterical" media coverage of a safety warning linking the drugs to new-onset diabetes and cognitive impairment.

US regulators announced on Tuesday they would add formal label warnings to the entire class, acknowledging statins had been associated with increases in blood glucose, and overt cases of new-onset diabetes.

The labels would also recognise a potential for minor, reversible