The new book, "Lipitor, Thief of Memory", is now available. The release is timely, as Wall Street Journal reported last week that the cognitive damage from statin drugs is seen in ~ 15% of the patients. The author, Duane Graveline MD, is a former US Astronaut, US Air Force Flight Surgeon, and MD family doctor, retired. His book, "Lipitor, Thief of Memory" is now available from Infinity Publishing. Just call 877/BUY-BOOK or order online at: http://www.buybooksontheweb.com/description.asp?ISBN=0-7414-1881- 9 Book is $17.95 + $4.50 S&H If you buy 5 or more, there is a 40% discount. (in case you go in together or want to give some to friends, or doctors) If you buy 20 or more, the shipping is FREE Note that WSJ estimates 15% of statin patients are affected by cognitive adverse effects, far more than the 2% on the label. Given that there are over 106 million people on statins (per Fortune Magazine 2002), each percentage represents over a million people. That would put memory loss from statins at about 15 million people, which is horrific if it is to the degree of total disability, as it has been in my husband. The statins are being prescribed for people in their 30's, 40's and 50's. By comparison, according to the website by the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation: "Today, it is estimated that about five million* Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, and about 360,000 people are newly diagnosed every year. Alzheimer's affects about 10 percent of people ages 65 and up, and the prevalence doubles roughly every 10 years after age 65. Half of the population ages 85 and up may have Alzheimer's.(*Sources: Evans D., International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, July 22, 2002; Evans et al, The Milbank Quarterly, 1990; Brookmeyer et al, American Journal of Public Health, 1998)"