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Money grubbing hypocrisy — 10 Comments

  1. You left out a couple of words from your antepenultimate sentence Grandad    "Well, Big Pharma stands to make even more billions from statins."   They’re already making billions on other shite!

  2. So true, but so sad for the health and wellbeing of the human race.

    Dave Dorn from Vapourtrails.tv said a few years ago that all pharmaceutical company's should be run as non for profit company's, and I agree. 

    • Ah, but if they ran as not-for-profit companies, who would fund the FCTC and all the other smoker-hater agencies?

      There lies the problem. Governments can be guilt-tripped into providing some funding on the basis of outright lies and exaggerations, but not nearly enough to enable them to maintain their very expensive propaganda drives, not to mention their six-figure salaries.

      And anyway, government is there to be lied to in order to pass legislation persecuting smokers, not to support the lobbyists (although they do support, via Public Health, a percentage of the lobbyists expenses).

      Big Pharma has to make obscene profits so they can support all the Tobacco Control parasites.

      • They are the only industry that can legally ransom someone's life.  You have a fatal disease?  We have the cure.  It will just cost $150,000 for a course of treatment.

    • If you are worried about side effects, just take a Google at "statin side effects"!  Even eliminating the crank sites and the forums [where people tend to complain a lot!] there is ample reading matter for a Sunday afternoon.

  3. James, this is for you intended as a starting point to verify, debunk etc. fwiw http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/cracking-cholesterol-myth-how-statins-harm-body-and-mind  I only have anecdotes from two of my aquaintances – both coincidentally ex part-time rugby refs who had to quit shortly after taking statins – chronic muscle troubles.   Here in France, doctors advise to take them every other day (as opposed to Brit docs who prescribe daily dosage) as this ameliorates to some degree the muscle problems.
    Bon chance/courage!

     

  4. I have a close friend who was put on Statins by his doc.  After a couple of weeks he started to have pains in his joints so (much against the doc's advice) he stopped the statins.

    But it was too late; now he has to walk with two sticks and 50 yards is his absolute limit.

    I know that the plural of anecdote is not data, but seeing this guy two or three times a week is enough for me: no statins will ever pass my lips.

    • Welcome Peter!  I know it's a anecdotal, but have seen many many testimonials saying the exact same thing or very similar.  Indeed Herself crossed paths with statins causing muscle weakness which in turn caused a very nasty fall.

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