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|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...|
|7/31/2012 - Statin drugs are a sweetheart alright - a $25 billion a year industry sweetheart that is! Not only are they the best-selling drug class out there, but they provide an almost endless list of side effects that assure the hapless taker a lifetime of expensive medical treatment. Statins are a Big Pharma...|
|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...|
|3/1/2012 - All those doctors and medical experts who have expressed support for handing out statin drugs like candy or adding them to drinking water supplies may want to take a gander at new safety data published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to the agency's website, the FDA has issued...|
|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...|
|11/18/2010 - Mainstream medicine has been calling for more and more people to be placed on "miracle" drugs known as statins that lower cholesterol. There have even been suggestions that statins should be sold over the counter or given out free when people buy junk, fat-loaded fast food (http://www.naturalnews.com/029467_statin_drugs_fast_food.html)....|
|11/12/2010 - We've just released a new, short animation exposing the truth about the dangers of statin drugs. Called "The Truth About Statin Drugs," this public service announcement animation quotes research published in the British Medical Journal which reveals that statin drugs cause liver dysfunction, acute kidney...|
|8/28/2010 - A new study out of Imperial College London suggests that fast food chains start giving out free statin drugs to customers in order to help balance out the negative effects of the junk food on their bodies. The scientists who worked on the study actually say that taking a statin drug with a fast food...|
|8/13/2010 - It sounds like an April Fool's joke, but it isn't: A doctor from Imperial College London whose study was published in the American Journal of Cardiology has proclaimed that people who eat burgers and milkshakes at fast food restaurants should be given free statin drugs (like ketchup packets) to counteract...|
|6/14/2010 - To hear 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...|
|1/8/2010 - Many in the medical profession are beginning to recognize that people who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are becoming vitamin D-deficient. Cholesterol is required by the body to synthesize vitamin D and statin drugs are are responsible for eliminating it, leading many to speculate that statin...|
|11/17/2008 - CoEnzyme Q10 has been promoted as a supplement for supporting cardiovascular health and increasing energy as well as a potent antioxidant. In addition, many supplement companies worldwide are making claims that CoEnzyme Q10 can improve cardiovascular health and increase your overall energy levels. Even...|
|11/12/2008 - Drug companies used to sell products for the treatment of disease. But it didn't take long for Big Pharma to figure out that the number of diseased people is limited, and therefore so are drug profits. To bypass this problem, they began inventing diseases and marketing them to the public as a way to...|
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|2/28/2008 - People who use drugs called statins to drastically lower their LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels may have a slightly higher risk of cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Researchers looked at summary data from 13 different studies that had examined...|
|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...|
|11/28/2006 - A new study of cholesterol-regulating statin drugs -- published Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine -- found that the drugs slightly lower the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with no cardiovascular disease history, but may have little capacity to reduce risk of death.
|7/10/2006 - Statin drugs, which promise to reduce the levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol in the body while improving the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol, are the fastest-growing class of prescription drugs in the world, but increasing evidence shows they may not be safe, and Canadian health officials are warning...|
|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...|
|7/20/2005 - Mike: This is Mike Adams with Truth Publishing welcoming Dr. Ray Strand. He is the author of Death by Prescription and is one of the most courageous doctors to speak out about the health effects of prescription drugs. Welcome, and thank you for joining us, Dr. Strand.
Dr. Strand: Well, thank you...|
|6/7/2005 - A recent study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" shows that eating certain foods can lower your cholesterol levels just as well as taking statin drugs. This is the second study we've seen revealing that certain foods are as effective, or even more effective, than prescription...|
|1/14/2005 - Merck and Johnson & Johnson are working hard to make statin drugs available without a prescription. The thought is downright horrifying to those who know the true dangers of statin drugs -- muscle wasting, brain fog, even the risk of birth defects -- but it's just "business as usual" at Big Pharma....|
|10/4/2004 - There's a much bigger story than you might think about the recent hoo-ha concerning Vioxx being pulled from the market. It's not just about Vioxx or Merck, the drug's manufacturer. Virtually all prescription drugs that are heavily marketed by pharmaceutical companies today are harmful to human physiology....|
|7/28/2004 - Recent cholesterol guidelines are recommending that most people aim for an LDL cholesterol level of 70 or lower. That's down from the previous suggestion of 100. And of course, the number one recommended way to lower your cholesterol, according to the popular press and pharmaceutical companies, is to...|
|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 - 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...|
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|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...|
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