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From the suffix -statin, from terms such as lovastatin and simvastatin.
From the names of such lipid-lowering drugs as pravastatin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
With statin patents approaching expiry it could be some time before we know the answer.
Effect of plant stanol tablets on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol lowering in patients on statin drugs.
Figure 4 show the relationship between observed three-year mortality and statin prescription for the age group 75-80 years.
Prescribing a statin is likely to be low on the list of priorities, particularly where many drugs are already prescribed.
There is also the question of who should be advised to take a statin.
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