Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen goes full quack, insists people who believe in statin drug side effects are part of a “cult”
08/01/2017 // Lance D Johanson // Views

Prominent Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Steven Nissen, is so bought off by pharmaceutical companies; he had the nerve to publicly criticize and blame millions of people who are now suffering from the side effects of statin drugs. His latest article, published in Medpage Today, claims that a “Deadly Internet-Driven Cult” is causing patients to turn away from statins.

A real doctor teaches people to not need medications. A real doctor is not coercive or forceful. A real doctor does not push drugs when they are unnecessary and causing further harm; Steven Nissen is paid by the industry to convince people to take harmful drugs like statins.

Statin drugs are one of the biggest medical frauds on the market. Doctors who are easily swayed by Big Pharma, promise that statins lower "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart problems.

However, an eye-opening study published in the American Journal of Physiology, reveals that statins’ are causing severe cognitive decline and degenerative conditions. Statins’ "...impact on other biologic properties of stem cells provides a novel explanation for their adverse clinical effects,” the study found. The study also revealed that statins’ effects include advancing the "process of aging" and "...long-term use of statins has been associated with adverse effects including myopathy (skeletal muscle weakness), neurological side effects and an increased risk of diabetes."

Nissen enjoys conflicts of interest

Steven Nissen, who has pocketed nearly $80,000 from pharmaceutical companies between August 2013 and December 2015, is just another puppet for the drug industry. Nissen received grant money from Amgen, Pfizer, and Astra Zeneca to do research and write papers in favor of their drugs. Sadly, this is the current culture of the medical system – a culture where doctors receive billions of dollars of kickbacks from a predatory, brainwashing pharmaceutical industry in order for doctors to gain notoriety, feel intelligent, and continue paying for their expensive lifestyle and pharmaceutical-driven education.


Nissen has literally been wined and dined by pharmaceutical companies, so that in return, he would prescribe, lecture, and write articles about how great certain drugs are. In one instance, Eli Lilly and Company paid Nissen $520 for food and beverage for a research related incident. On the NBC Nightly News program, Nissen sounded like a stuffed puppet being played by a ventriloquist. He advertised, “These drugs are breakthrough drugs, they are blockbuster drugs that are very likely going to have a big impact.”

And in Nissen’s latest piece, he says that all the side effects that patients experience from statins are concocted and “imagined” in their own heads. Nissen is angry that more people are becoming aware of what statins are doing to their own bodies. Nissen doesn't want to feel responsible for hurting people's lives, so he clings to his pride and blames people for making up the side effects for the pills he pushes.

"We are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of our patients to websites developed by people with little or no scientific expertise, who often pedal 'natural' or 'drug-free' remedies for elevated cholesterol levels."

Despite his haughty psychological play, more people are beginning to realize that heart problems are not caused by deficiency in drugs. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, 61 percent of people who are given a prescription for statin drugs discontinue taking the pills after three months. Steven Nissen says these patients could face deadly consequences because they are listening to internet-driven “statin denial.”

Seriously, though, who is denying the science? Who is the one engaging in cult-like behavior, using fear to turn people into lifelong patients? Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies associate statin drugs with further damage and deteriorated cellular environments. The top problems associated with statins include, liver damage, Type 2 diabetes, pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy, muscle damage, and cognitive decline. GreenMedInfo’s comprehensive database shows just how damaging statins really are.

Nissen’s conflict of interest with the pharmaceutical industry and his arrogance toward the public is unsettling to say the least. Reputable internet sites are a great place for people to learn about peer-reviewed research that reveals the real harms associated with drugs. So often when people learn they have a deficiency in CoQ10, they find out how worthless statins are.

Since doctors like Nissen are only capable of accepting large payouts from pharmaceutical companies to shamelessly promote their harmful drugs, it is the duty of the individual to seek out information to learn ways to heal from chronic disease without destroying their quality of life. (For more information on the statin scam, visit Statins.News.)

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