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|7/19/2016 - As the consensus about statins as cholesterol-lowering "miracle drugs" starts to crack, Big Pharma is doubtless looking for ways to preserve the profitability of the top-earning drug class of all time. Now, a new study in the journal Breast Cancer Research may indicate how statins will soon be marketed:...|
|6/17/2016 - It's been a tough few weeks for Big Pharma, as three major studies have now completely disproved the effectiveness of its most profitable drugs. Last week, a huge study published in The Lancet admitted that the risks of antidepressants in children and teens far outweigh the benefits, as the drugs routinely...|
|5/28/2016 - When you're given even a commonly prescribed medication for a specific condition like high cholesterol, asthma or acne – or even if you're a woman planning to take birth control pills – you should always be on the lookout for signs of physical side effects. But what you may not have expected,...|
|5/4/2016 - Statin drugs are not only highly dangerous to human health but also largely ineffective in extending lifespan, according to a recent study.
The new research, published in The BMJ, found that statin drugs taken over two to five years to prevent a first heart attack added an average of only 3.2 days...|
|4/27/2016 - Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United states. An estimated 73 million people have high LDL or bad cholesterol, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, millions of people take statins, or cholesterol-lowering drugs.
These inexpensive statin drugs –...|
|4/27/2016 - Drugs that are used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure will soon become medically useless if obesity levels keep growing at their current rate, according to a World Health Organization study led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet.
"This epidemic of severe...|
|4/25/2016 - Common dietary advice is to avoid saturated fats and instead consume polyunsaturated fats, like those found in vegetable oils. But this dietary consensus is starting to crack in the face of study after study showing no health benefit to avoiding saturated fat.
The most recent study was conducted...|
|3/14/2016 - Pfizer's Lipitor (atorvastatin) is a record-breaking drug, a prescription with the highest peak sales of any drug on the market. Statin drugs like this one, along with other brand equivalents and generics, are a medical doctor's go-to "solution" for managing patient's cholesterol levels. These drugs...|
|2/10/2016 - A long-term study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine has shown that statin users are more than twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to those who didn't use statins. Additionally, they're a whopping 250 percent more likely to develop the disease in conjunction with complications...|
|11/23/2015 - Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. adults are now taking prescription drugs, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The number rose from 51 percent in 1999 to 59 percent in 2011.
The number of people taking...|
|10/30/2015 6:41:38 PM - The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an apology to hundreds of millions of people late 2014, admitting that the flu shot didn't work. The strain of virus manufactured in the vaccine did not match the actual dominant flu virus strains going around. Flu viruses mutate now so unpredictably that...|
|9/29/2015 - The statin drugs prescribed to over 100 million people around the world have now been exposed as cellular poisons that accelerate aging and promote muscle fatigue, diabetes, memory loss and more.
Scientists at Tulane University in New Orleans found that statin drugs -- which generate tens of billions...|
|9/28/2015 11:08:58 AM - Statins, the widely prescribed class of drugs said to lower "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems, has recently come under fire after a study revealed that they destroy human health more than they work to improve it.
Sadly, many people take statin drugs, which are commonly known...|
|7/14/2015 10:38:31 AM - Feeling irritable, paranoid or even violent lately? Before you blame other life triggers like your job, money problems or your significant other, you may want to examine your prescription drug regimen, as it could be changing you in more ways than you realize.
Close to 70 percent of Americans are...|
|6/11/2015 - A new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine) has revealed that taking statin drugs for high cholesterol increases one's risk of developing memory loss. But the mainstream media, funded in large part by pharmaceutical companies with billions of...|
|5/18/2015 - The use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could double your risk of developing diabetes, suggests a study conducted by researchers from the VA North Texas Health System and the University of Texas Southwestern that was published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine on April 28.
|3/22/2015 - Statins are a deadly scam, and new research published in the journal Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology undoubtedly proves this. Using "statistical deception" to make statins appear safe and effective, the drug industry has deviously sold the United States and other Western nations a bill of goods,...|
|3/13/2015 - Two studies recently published in the Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology have drawn new attention to the fact that, far from being the miracle cure that was promised 20 years ago, statins actually carry serious side effects -- and rather than reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, they actually...|
|1/7/2015 - Diseases of the brain are rampant in America today, and evidence suggests that a popular class of pharmaceutical drugs may be largely to blame. They're known as statins, and the science behind how they function in the body reveals that these powerful drugs gradually degrade the brain by depriving it...|
|12/23/2014 - (Story by Dr. Brownstein, republished from Dr. Brownstein's blog, with additional editing by Natural News.) Statins are the most profitable medications in the history of Big Pharma. They are promoted as the go-to medications to prevent/treat heart disease. A recent study found nearly 100% of men and...|
|7/10/2014 - Promoters of statin drugs for high cholesterol often claim that this particular class of pharmaceutical is no more harmful than a placebo, providing vast benefits without inflicting any harm. But credible scientific research suggests otherwise, having determined in multiple instances that taking statins...|
|5/22/2014 10:57:20 PM - Millions of Americans take statins to lower their cholesterol levels. While these highly prescribed drugs may seem like a magical cure-all for high cholesterol, the truth is that statins lead to a multitude of dangerous -- and sometimes fatal -- conditions. Read on to learn why statins' side effects...|
|6/10/2013 - Recently, Dr. John McDougall wrote an incredible article regarding statin drugs entitled, Who Should Take Cholesterol-lowering Statins? Everyone or No One? It is an article that anyone with any type of heart problems or anyone taking statin drugs should read. His website is www.drmcdougall,com and to...|
|3/10/2013 - Watching television commercials funded by Big Pharma to promote statin drugs could injure your health. Sound crazy? Read on.
A new study by Dr. Jeff Niederdeppe from Cornell University and colleagues concludes that TV ads appear to drive over-diagnosis of high cholesterol and over-treatment with...|
|8/31/2012 - In yet another blow to the claimed benefits of statin drugs, newly published research has found that statin drug use leads to accelerated coronary artery and aortic artery calcification, both of which greatly contribute to cardiovascular disease and mortality. The new study comes on top of findings...|
|5/20/2012 - Big pharma propaganda has reached a new height in the UK this week, with the release of a new study that appears to show the benefits of taking statins. The report goes on to claim that everyone over 50 years of age should be taking the drug on a daily basis, for the rest of their lives.
|4/10/2012 - Renowned heart surgeon Dr. Dwight Lundell recently stepped forward to expose how embracing the high cholesterol myth has been wrong and the harm that has resulted, stating that the recommendations to lower cholesterol and severely restrict fat intake "are no longer scientifically or morally defensible."
|3/14/2012 - If you take statin drugs to lower your cholesterol levels, these medications could be damaging your muscles without you even knowing it. Several studies not typically mentioned by the pro-statin drug lobby reveal that HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors can cause skeletal muscle damage that may not always...|
|3/3/2012 - On February 28, federal health officials added new safety alerts to the prescribing information for statin drugs, citing increased risks of memory loss, diabetes and muscle pain. It is the first time the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has officially linked statins to cognitive problems...|
|2/1/2012 - The result of a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that statin use in postmenopausal women significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes. In spite of this damning evidence, researchers do not recommend that the American Diabetes Association guidelines for primary and...|
|1/12/2012 - A new study confirms a dangerous statin drug side effect: diabetes. Researchers at Harvard Medical School report women over the age of 45 are much more likely to develop diabetes if they're taking a statin drug.
The study followed more than 153,000 postmenopausal women who enrolled in the Women's...|
|4/19/2011 - The growing list of serious negative side effects caused by statin drugs now includes memory loss and depression, according to a new study published in the Cochrane Library. Researchers discovered that the vast majority of drug trials allegedly showing statins to be safe have been conducted by drug...|
|11/13/2010 - The push to expand the market for statin drugs has hit a major roadblock. A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology has revealed that the "preventive" administration of statin drugs does nothing to prevent children with lupus from developing atherosclerosis,...|
|8/27/2009 - If there is a super star in Big Pharma's list of money making drugs, it may well be the group of medications known as statins. The New York Times reported last year that statins are, in fact, the biggest selling drugs in the world. Their names, like Lipitor and Crestor, are familiar from countless television...|
|7/14/2009 - Published reports say that between 11 million to 30 million Americans are taking the supposedly wonder drugs called statins. These cholesterol lowering medications brought in over $34 billion in sales last year and have raked in a quarter of a trillion dollars since they were introduced two decades...|
|3/30/2009 - Over 38 million people in the U.S. are currently taking statin drugs to lower high cholesterol levels. However, German scientists at the Martin Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg have just published research in the Journal of Lipid Research that shows, for some people, taking statins actually increases...|
|2/24/2009 - Statin drugs can reduce soaring cholesterol levels, according to countless ads touting these supposed "wonder" drugs, that means they are brimming with health benefits because they lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. The problem is a host of side effects from eye problems and muscle pain to heart...|
|2/9/2009 - With familiar and widely-advertised names like Levacor, Zocor, Pravachol, Lipitor, and Crestor, statin drugs have become some of the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. In fact, the medications (technically a class of drugs called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors) have been so hyped as a pill-popping...|
|1/3/2009 - A study conducted earlier this year at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research in Seattle found that the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, especially when used long-term, seems to raise the risk of prostate cancer among obese men.
Statin drugs inhibits the enzyme which controls...|
|9/8/2008 - Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs do not provide any protection against Alzheimer's disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
"This study adds to the growing...|
|12/12/2007 - Considering that tens of millions of Americans now take statins to lower cholesterol, the following headline was conspicuously absent from the major media this month: "Statins Found To Turn On Gene That Causes Muscle Damage." It's now a fact of science; a new study shows that taking statins destroys...|
|10/18/2007 - FDA announces public comment date for Behind the Counter (BTC) sales of prescription medications
On October 3, 2007 the FDA posted FDA Docket number 2007N-0356 announcing that it is open to public comment on November 14, 2007. According to the FDA this docket "regards the behind-the-counter (BTC)...|
|1/8/2007 - Millions of Americans take statin drugs to help lower their cholesterol, making it one of the most popular classes of prescription drugs on the market today, but like most prescription medications, these drugs are often unnecessary, as most Americans could lower their LDL (bad) cholesterol levels simply...|
|7/14/2006 - A Swedish warning on the potential risks of using statins in high doses has triggered strong criticism from some of the top U.S. cardiologists.
The timing of the debate is apt: Recently revised recommendations in the United States call for lowering cholesterol more than ever before as a way of reducing...|
|6/20/2006 - We all want a "quick fix" for disorders like high cholesterol, it seems. We want to be able to eat all the pizza and cheeseburgers we want and then take a magic pill so all the LDL cholesterol running through our bloodstream just disappears. No matter what the statin drug commercials tell you, there...|
|7/15/2004 - The new cholesterol lowering guidelines are proving to be a windfall for statin drug manufacturers like Pfizer and Merck: most news articles and medical advice concerning the new guidelines recommend drugs -- and drugs only -- to reduce cholesterol level. As a result, the guidelines are perhaps better...|
|7/15/2004 - Here's a quick list of known side effects caused by taking statin drugs. People who take statins have suffered ravaging health consequences, including permanent damage to their liver, muscles and nervous system. Statins frequently cause people to lose their memories or feel confused. Here's the full...|
|7/15/2004 - When observing the state of modern medicine and the unprecedented influence of pharmaceuticals, an interesting paradox arises. The drug companies claim that pharmaceuticals can do wonders for people: lower their cholesterol, end clinical depression, reverse osteoporosis, eliminate allergies, calm your...|
|7/12/2004 - It's the pharmaceutical industry's marketing hype machine in full action: a new announcement that all of a sudden everybody should pursue drastically lower cholesterol levels. Previously, the recommended level was 130. Now it's suddenly 100, and can you guess what people are being urged to do in order...|
|7/6/2004 - The hype about statin drugs is relentless these days. Physicians are urging patients to take statins even when they don't have high cholesterol. The American Diabetes Association, for its part, ridiculously suggests that all diabetic patients should be on statins just in case scientists one day discover...|
|7/1/2004 - The mass media hype about statins has reached stratospheric proportions. USA Today, in this article, calls statins a "wonder drug" and poses the ridiculous question, "Should statins be in every medicine cabinet?" Statins are extremely potent prescription drugs with dangerous side effects that include...|
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|5/18/2004 5:05:25 PM - The irony is hard to miss: men who take Viagra may be shooting blanks
according to new research conducted at Queen's University in Belfast,
Northern Ireland. Viagra, it seems, causes sperm cells to premature
release digestive enzymes that normally break down the wall of the egg.
As a result,...|
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