For over 4 years Don has been shouting from the rooftops: "Statins cripple brain functions and KILL!" And, surprise of surprises, the Feds now admit Diabetes is another Side Effect!
But your doctors earn too much in Pharma commissions to give a damn about YOUR side effects, so lose your mind, come down with diabetes, and DIE you Lab Rats! Why are we warning you? Because we know, and you don't, that your doctor won't warn you. And if you bring it up, he will ignore you.***
New York Times news item, Business Section, February 29, 2012:
FDA Issues New Alerts About Cholesterol Drugs by Gardiner Harris “Federal health officials [ ] added new safety alerts to the prescribing information for statins, the cholesterol-reducing medications that are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world, citing rare risks of memory loss, diabetes and muscle pain.
It is the first time that the Food and Drug Administration has officially linked statin use withcognitive problems like forgetfulness and confusion, although some patients have reported such problems for years. Among the drugs affected are huge sellers like Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor and Vytorin. But federal officials and some medical experts said the new alerts should not scare people away from statins. “The value of statins in preventing heart disease has been clearly established,” said Dr. Amy G. Egan, deputy director for safety in the F.D.A.’s division of metabolism and endocrinology products. “Their benefit is indisputable, but they need to be taken with care and knowledge of their side effects.”
Diabetes patients and even those who develop diabetes while taking statins should continue taking the medicines, said Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic who has studied the medicines extensively. “These are not major issues, and they really do not alter the decision-making process with regard to statins,” Dr. Nissen said. Last year, nearly 21 million patients in the United States were prescribed statins.”
A clearly articulated, historically informed, riveting new book by Dr. David Healy,PHARMAGEDDON, published by the University of California Press, provides an insightful analysis of the culture in medicine that has led prominent medical authorities to make unsupportable, contradictory public pronouncements about the presumed clinical value of patent-protected prescription drugs. Contrary to industry propaganda, in company-controlled clinical trials, statins failed to demonstrate a clinical benefit—except for those with established cardiovascular disease. Indeed, there is no evidence that any blockbuster drug saved lives or demonstrated a significant clinical benefit—these drugs merely exhibited an effect on a rating scale greater than a placebo. By contrast these drugs’ severe adverse effects are demonstrated by patients’ deteriorating health and premature deaths.
***And if you bring it up he will ignore you: for scientific proof of this fact (really, no joke) email don@RepairStemCells.org
and put "he will ignore you." as the subject.