Pharma lies about statin drugs finally exposed in British Medical Journal
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Big Pharma tell it, statin drugs are "miracle" medicines that
have prevented millions of heart attacks and strokes. But a recent study
published in the British Medical Journal tells a completely different story:
For every heart attack prevented by the drug, two or more people suffered
liver damage, kidney failure, cataracts or extreme muscle weakness as a
result of taking the drug.
drugs, in other words, harm far more people than they help.
Hippisley-Cox and Carol Coupland led the study which examined data from
over two million patients, including over 225,000 patients who were new
statin drug users. They found that for every 10,000 women being treated
with statins, there were only 271 fewer cases of heart disease. And yet,
at the same time, the statin drugs caused 74 cases of liver damage, 23 cases
of acute kidney failure, 39 cases of extreme muscle weakness and 307 cases
drugs, in other words, helped 271 people but harmed 443 people. This demonstrates
how they are wreaking havoc with the health of those who take them, causing
damage that far outweighs any benefit they might offer.
Pharma's highly deceptive advertising implies that statin drugs help everyone
who takes them. So if 10,000 people took the drugs, we're promised, heart
attacks would be prevented in all 10,000 people. That's the implied message
in the drug ads, anyway. But this is just a wild exaggeration and distortion
of the facts. Most drugs don't work on most people, and statin drugs only
"work" on about 2.7% of those who take them. Yet they cause serious
damage in about 4.4% of those who take them.
if you take statin drugs, your odds of benefiting from them is less than
3 out of 100. But your odds of being harmed by them are more than 4 out
of 100. For 96 out of 100 people, statin drugs do nothing except make the
drug companies rich and pollute the waterways every time you flush the toilet.
drugs, then, are basically a crap shoot with your health.
the pharma profits rolling
the point of view of Big Pharma, they have the added benefit of causing
other diseases that often result in yet more drugs or medical procedures
being prescribed. Kidney dialysis makes big money for hospitals, by the
way. It's a multi-billion-dollar business all by itself. Statin drugs are
therefore a way for the sick-care industry to recruit new patients into
kidney dialysis, knowing that some percentage of statin drug users are going
to end up with full-blown kidney failure.
really interesting about all this is how easy it is to fool doctors into
prescribing statin drugs. Doctors mistakenly think these are miracle drugs,
but they're never read the research. They've been convinced by drug reps,
misleading medical journal articles and Big Pharma advertising -- and they
doctors, you see, are perhaps the most gullible people on the planet. They'll
gladly prescribe a drug that harms more people than it helps -- by the millions
-- because they can be almost effortlessly swayed into pushing poison pills
through "science babble" language used by drug companies to promote
are literally walking around today thinking statin drugs are such miracle
lifesavers that some doctors openly talked about dripping the drug into
the public water supply! That's how convinced they are about the drug's
benefits. They think everyone should be taking statins whether they need
them or not!
downright loony. But that's characteristic of western medicine, isn't it?
Proclaim your poison to be "miracle medicine" while utterly ignoring
the truth that those drugs harm far more people than they help (and they
simply don't work on more than 90% of people who take them).
drugs are a scam, plain and simple, and the doctors who prescribe them are
puppets used by Big Pharma to sell high-profit drugs to people who for the
most part won't even benefit from them. That this research exposing the
truth about statin drugs even appeared in the British Medical Journal is
a minor miracle all by itself, by the way. But it does indicate that the
wall of lies constructed about statins by Big Pharma is starting to crack.
the truth about statins were openly known, the drugs wouldn't be prescribed
to anyone, and drug companies would be sued for billions of dollars for
their false advertising and marketing manipulations.
that happens, just remember this: Any doctor who recommends a statin drug
is a con man drug pusher. If they don't have the honesty to research the
truth about these drugs and stop prescribing them, they certainly cannot
be trusted with your health. If they're pushing statin drugs on you, they're
really just working for Big Pharma, not for you, and they're not interested
in real science and the real impacts of drugs on patients.
brings up another hugely important question in modern medicine: Why don't
doctors have the capability to question the false beliefs of their own industry?
As you might have guessed, that's the topic of another story altogether.
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