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Re: The New Statin Drug Scam: Half the Doctors on the Recommendation Panel Have Big Pharma Ties
 
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Re: The New Statin Drug Scam: Half the Doctors on the Recommendation Panel Have Big Pharma Ties


Good post.

A view supported by John D. Abramson, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and the author of “Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine,” who serves as an expert in litigation involving the pharmaceutical industry. Rita F. Redberg is a cardiologist at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center and the editor of JAMA Internal Medicine.

Who co-wrote...........

Don’t Give More Patients Statins.

"ON Tuesday, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued new cholesterol guidelines that essentially DE CLAREd, in one fell swoop, that millions of healthy Americans should immediately start taking pills — namely statins — for undefined health “benefits.”
This announcement is not a result of a sudden epidemic of heart disease, nor is it based on new data showing the benefits of lower cholesterol. Instead, it is a consequence of simply expanding the definition of who should take the drugs — a decision that will benefit the pharmaceutical industry more than anyone else".........read more.......
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/opinion/dont-give-more-patients-statins.htm...


 

 
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