A WHO (World Health Organization) report said that there is a very good chance that Statin drugs, and probably Red Yeast Rice as well, are associated with a very high incidence of ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.
I read a reader comment that a supplement can alleviate or eliminate the ALS symptoms. So far, the drug companies are denying that there is a problem. The lawsuits are piling up, though.
The FDA is doing nothing at this point. I would be wary of both Statin drugs and Red Yeast Rice at this time. Here is a link to a site and post about the problem:
I left this post up so that people can get an idea of the whole story but put it in strike through so people will be alerted that there is a problem with it.
This post is about Red Yeast Rice to lower cholesterol. It is an alternative medicine. It comes from traditional Chinese medicine. You, or someone you care about may have high cholesterol.
It is comforting to know there is an alternative to drugs in the event of a disaster where drugs are not available. I like Red Yeast Rice as a medical preparedness item.
A big advantage of Red Yeast Rice is that it may be purchased over the counter. I am even able to purchase it in a discount store, so it is easy to stock up on.
Red Yeast Rice has traditional uses for treatments of ailments besides high cholesterol. Those additional uses for Red Yeast Rice have not been tested scientifically, however.