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Most Profitable Pill in Medical History Is Based on Flawed Science (Statins) May 2019

Statin Nation — How Millions Are Damaged in a Post-Health World Statin Nation Mercola

Highlights of book and interview of author with transcript

A Statin Nation: Damaging Millions in a Brave New Post-Health World,” written by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick,
Dec 2018, Amazon $6

Author’s previous books:

Doctoring Data: How to Sort Out Medical Advice From Medical Nonsense
A Statin Nation

  • Of the 9 the committee, there were 124 conflicts of interest with companies making statins or other cholesterol-lowering agents.
  • “..it was found that taking statins was associated with … a 20,000% increase in the risk [of Lou Gehrig’s]”
  • Lipitor says statins provide a a 36% percent relative reduction in heart attacks.
  • Acutal risk reduction (remembered to be) 1.1%

Apparently placebo trials of statins have found a very low absolute risk of reducing hear problems. The actual data is being hidden by Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ (CTT) Collaboration which has gotten $400 million from the statin companies.

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