This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Following completion of this manuscript, Dr. Mitchell was approached by Merck and served as a consultant regarding an assessment of statin safety in pregnancy.
How to cite this article: Petersen EE, Mitchell AA, Carey JC, Werler MM, Louik C, Rasmussen SA, the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. 2008. Maternal exposure to statins and risk for birth defects: A case-series approach. Am J Med Genet Part A 146A:2701–2705.