Study Shows Cholesterol Drugs Have No Effect on Heart HealthCholesterol-lowering drugs are the best-selling drugs of all time. Lipitor is by far the most profitable drug in the history of mankind among all pharmaceutical products. Sales to date from this one particular cholesterol-lowering statin drug have exceeded $140 billion. Before its patent expired, it outsold nearly all other drugs on the market combined! There is one major flaw with cholesterol-lowering drugs: they neither improve heart health nor prolong life according to scientific studies! They simply lower cholesterol levels, which is assumed to contribute to better health. However, our bodies need cholesterol, and a whole range of side effects are now known to accompany statin drug usage, such as neurological diseases, breast cancer, liver injury, memory loss, diabetes, and muscle damage. Since blockbuster cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor now have expired patents, millions of dollars have been spent in research to develop new cholesterol-lowering drugs. In 2016 was announced that a new drug that Eli Lilly was developing to lower cholesterol was abandoned because it offered no improvement in heart health. Similar drugs have also failed.