You’re More Than Likely Taking This Medication, Thinking It’s Safe… That’s The Furthest Thing From The Truth!

“Overall, our goal in this review is to explain how the war on cholesterol has been fought by advocates that have used statistical deception to create the appearance that statins are wonder drugs, when the reality is that their trivial benefit is more than offset by their adverse effects.”

National Addiction News

A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature.

Better safe than sorry, right? This is the logic that defines the grasp that the pharmaceutical company has on our psyche. Perhaps your mother, father, brother, and boyfriend have been recommended cholesterol-lowering medication, just to help hedge their bets around a possible chest-clutching demise. In fact, recent guidelines have expanded the pool of potential statin medication recipients, so that there seem to be very few of us walking around with acceptable levels of artery-clogging sludge.

But how is it that drug companies got a foothold? How have they convinced doctors that their patients need these medications, and need them now? They are banking (literally) on the fact that you haven’t brushed up on statistics in a while.

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7 thoughts on “You’re More Than Likely Taking This Medication, Thinking It’s Safe… That’s The Furthest Thing From The Truth!

  1. My cousin was prescribed statins when his cholesterol shot up after he had been placed on medications for his mental health issues. I did research and advised him that we were going to speak with his doctor to have him placed on meds for his mental health that would not adversely impact his cholesterol levels. And now, he absolutely refuses to take any statins.

    The only good thing that I can say for me is that doctors are quite perplexed by the fact that my body’s cholesterol figures are absolutely beautiful. In fact, my endocrinologist in Minnesota stated that she was no longer going to check my cholesterol levels because they were always beautiful, her words, not mine. And they always remain in the same range. For some reason, my arteries refuse to clog. I never have high triglycerides and believe me, I am thankful. But even if I did, I would not take statins.

    People need to take a proactive approach when it comes to their healthcare because doctors are quick to throw at them, every pill they can. My doctors almost seem upset that they cannot prescribe statins to me. Go figure! “Kickbacks,” anyone?

    Great article!

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    • Shelby,
      Doctors are being conned like everyone else. Once they get out of medical school and residency, most of their education comes from drug representatives, pharmaceutical-company-sponsored conferences and research, industry-and-government-sponsored university research, and medical journals that are supported by advertising from pharmaceutical and medical technology supply companies.

      In addition, the FDA and CDC, which are supposed to be protecting the public, are actively promoting pharmaceutical company interests. The FDA approved direct-to-consumer advertising in 1998, and it may be at least partially responsible for creating the “opioid crisis” we see now.

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    • Indeed, Shelby. People can only protect themselves from the medical industrial complex by learning as much as they can about their health and making decisions for themselves. I learned about 5 years ago that the whole myth about high cholesterol causing heart attacks and strokes was based on the falsified research of a very powerful man (Ancel Keyes). That for decades researchers who presented alternative findings were hounded out of the profession. Any reduction patients appear to derive from statins is from their anti-inflammatory effect and surely doesn’t justify the dangerous side effects these drugs cause.

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