Are drug companies using bogus studies to push statins?



On the whole, I love drug companies. They have created many wonderful drugs which have eased human suffering. But they are companies like any other business, which means their aim is to increase sales as much as possible, so caveat emptor!

These thoughts came to my mind when I read about two new studies that claim to validate the wider use of statins in the general population:

Two studies published Tuesday lend support to controversial newcholesterol guidelines that could vastly increase the number of Americans advised to take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.

A study published last year estimated that 56 million American adults, or almost half those age 40 to 75, would be advised to take statins under the new guidelines, compared with 43.2 million, or 37.5 percent, under the old ones. In actuality, about one in four adults of that age now take statins, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The guidelines were contested almost as soon as they were announced. Critics said that the online calculator greatly overstated a patient’s risk of developing a heart problem and that new guidelines would lead millions of additional people to take statins, exposing them to potential side effects such as muscle pain or damage with little to gain.

One of the new studies looked at 2,435 people who were not taking statins... Among the people eligible for statins under the old guidelines, 6.9 percent had a heart attack or stroke or died from coronary disease over the ensuing nine years. Among those eligible for statins under the new guidelines, the figure was 6.3 percent, almost as high.

Guess what's missing from these statistics? How many people would have been saved by taking statins!

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Iranian Death Cult + Nukes + ICBM's=Mass Genocide


Obama has approved a deal which essentially allows Iran to build nuclear weapons. It's not spelled out that way specifically, of course, but look at the details:
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Mark Levin has been shouting until he is blue in the face that this truly awful nuclear deal with Iran has only been made possible with the help of Senate Republicans, who passed a bill (99-1, with Tom Cotton of Arkansas the only sane dissenter) making it nearly impossible to stop Obama's agreement with the Ayatollahs:
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You'll never guess where self-deportation of illegals actually works


"What are you going to do, deport 11 million people?" That's the typical question that racists like Jorge Ramos ask of any trembling Republican who dares to fail to vocally support immediate and unconditional mass amnesty for illegal aliens. But even when deportation is off the table, self-deportation, which Mitt Romney proposed, is also ridiculed. But self-deportation works, at least in the Dominican Republic:
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How letting transvestites serve in the military will endanger American lives


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Guess how many minorities work in liberal environmental groups?


Republicans are constantly attacked for not having enough minorities in their elected ranks. But no one seems concerned that Democrats, who have 90%+ support from Blacks, somehow only manage to have one elected black senator (Corey Booker)--the same number as Republicans (Tim Scott). Republicans are always asked, "Why are you so unpopular with minorities?"
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As someone concerned with income equality, I find it alarming that the gap between the rich and the poor is growing wider and wider. That's because the millions of illegal aliens Democrats are legalizing are dirt poor, and the more they bring in, the more "poor" poor people there are, and the more the gap between the rich and poor is exacerbated.
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Liberals blame slack black park attendance on white racism


Have you ever gone to a national park, and noticed that minorities are not represented in the exact proportions to the general population? Well, the New York Times certainly has! (Can't you imagine a Times reporter getting out of his car in Yosemite, and the first thing he notices is not the breathless beauty around him but the race of the other people in the parking lot?)
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Some of you may be familiar with Karl Marx's work "Das Kapital", which states that capitalism is defined by businesses exploiting working people. The solution, therefore, is to do away with businesses.
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Would a sane person drink from a public water fountain?


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