Only 4 short years ago, November 18, 2004, FDA Director of Drug Safety David Graham shook the pharmaceutical word with testimony to the senate finance committee in which he named Crestor as a "bad drug" that should be banned. Here is one of many news reports about Dr. Graham and Crestor:
Concern about drug safety doesn't stop with Vioxx by Rita Rubin, USA TODAY 11/22/2004 "Crestor. This cholesterol drug has drawn regulators' attention in Europe and Canada. At the Senate hearing, Graham said Crestor is the only statin drug that causes kidney failure. And, he said, it carries a higher risk of rhabdomyolysis than any other statin. Rhabdomyolysis is a potentially fatal muscle complication that benched another statin, Baycol, in 2001."