Huge Profits Drive Statin (Cholesterol Lowering) Drug Sales

Huge profits -to the tune of more than $30 billion annually for the best-selling drugs in history- drive the sales of statin drugs. It works like this... a pharmaceutical house runs a newspaper ad that says their statin drug reduces the risk of a heart attack by 36%*. The asterisk next to the 36% says at the end of the article in small print that, one one large clinical study, 3% of patients taking a sugar pill had a heart attack compared to 2% of the statin takers. In my world, that means 1% … [Read more...]