I have just been watching the Andrew Marr Show when they were discussing a headline about statin side effects in the Daily Express this morning. I haven't read it (I know the Express has a thing about statins). What shocked me was Max Hastings saying he had been on statins for 7 years and "didn't know about these side effects!"
I felt like screaming at the TV saying you are such an intelligent man, former editor, war historian and so on and you didn't even think about being on life long medication. Maybe, mind you he didn't have any side effects, but I can't believe he expressed such disbelief about not knowing.