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Big Pharma Lies About Statins with Deceptive Numbers

By Mike Adams, November 19, 2008 | Key concepts: Statin drugs, Big Pharma and Clinical trials

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Big Pharma now says virtually everyone should be on statin drugs, but in truth, their own studies only showed the drugs benefit about 1 in 100 people. So how can they get away with saying the drugs reduce the risk of heart attacks by 50 percent? They're using relative numbers instead of absolute numbers to describe these events.

Only 1.8 out of 100 people had heart attacks in the placebo group. This was reduced to 0.9 people in the statin group. So while only about 1 in 100 people would benefit from the drug (even if you believe the study, which I don't), 99 out of 100 people would have no benefit but still suffer possible side effects from the drug!

The closer you look at Big Pharma's Jupiter study, the more you realize they must be from Mars to think drugging everybody with expensive, dangerous statins is somehow worth it.

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Big Pharma Lies About Statins with Deceptive Numbers

From Nytimes.com: And because of the way the Jupiter results were reported, many healthy people are likely to get an exaggerated view of statins’ benefits. While the investigators reported an impressive-sounding 50 percent reduction in the risk of serious heart problems among the statin users, in reality everyone in the study had a low risk to begin with.... more

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