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Patients are not being told of statins risk, says expert

Sunday 16th March 2014 at 06:10 By David Icke

‘Nice wants statins used by at least one in four adults.

Professor Abramson, of the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, highlighted a study of 62,000 patient records that showed more than 17 per cent on statins reported side- effects.

Research into 107,000 patients who took statins over eight years found half stopped the drugs at least temporarily.

One in five reported muscular pain, memory problems or nervous system problems. Other side-effects include ­diabetes, impotence, cataracts, fatigue and liver dysfunction.’

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Millions more need statins according to experts … but GPs fight plans

Tuesday 4th March 2014 at 04:58 By David Icke

‘Official guidance now recommends giving the cholesterol-busting drugs to eight in 10 men aged over 50 and half of all women older than 60.

The proposal by drug watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence could also see more than twice as many people over the age of 40 taking statins to lower their risk of a heart attack or stroke.

It would see the number of people eligible for the treatment more than double, from five million to 12 million.

At present, only those with a 20 per cent risk of developing cardiovascular disease within 10 years are offered statins.

Nice wants this threshold halved to include all people with a 10 per cent risk. Some experts oppose the change. They claim it will lead to the “statinisation” of Britain, accusing Nice of going “too far down the pharmacological route”.’

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Health chief slams statins: Millions face terrible side effects as prescription escalates

‘Leading doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs.

Those sounding the alarm include Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who suffered “awful” muscle pains while taking statins and claims that plans to prescribe them to millions more adults will “only benefit drug companies”.

The drugs are currently offered to patients with a 20 per cent risk of developing heart disease to help keep their cholesterol levels in check.

Around seven million adults take the drugs. Under guidance to be published later this month by Government drug watchdog the National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE), the threshold will be cut to a 10 per cent risk.’

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Health chief slams statins: Millions face terrible side effects as prescription escalates

Sunday 2nd March 2014 at 05:16 By David Icke

‘Leading doctors are demanding an end to the widespread prescription of statins, warning that one in four Britons will soon be at risk of terrible side effects from the controversial heart drugs.

Those sounding the alarm include Dr Kailash Chand, deputy chairman of the British Medical Association, who suffered “awful” muscle pains while taking statins and claims that plans to prescribe them to millions more adults will “only benefit drug companies”.’

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Cholesterol drug statins should be given to millions more, NHS guidance says

Thursday 13th February 2014 at 05:39 By David Icke

‘Statins, the cholesterol-busting drugs already taken by 7 million people in England, should be offered to millions more who have only a low risk of heart disease or stroke, new NHS guidance says.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says in draft guidance which now goes out to consultation that the threshold for GPs to prescribe statins to their patients should be cut in half. At the moment they are given to those with a 20% risk of cardiovascular disease, but Nice says that should be reduced to 10%.

The plan is applauded by some doctors and heart disease charities but criticised by other experts, who warn that the drugs have side-effects – which can include muscle pains, memory loss and erectile dysfunction – and may not be as effective as is claimed.’

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Protect Your Health—Say No to Statins

‘Like slow-acting snake venom, this biological poison destroyed Joe’s health over the subsequent year. Poison is defined as “any substance, which introduced into an organism in relatively small amounts, acts chemically upon the tissues to produce serious injury or death.”

This precisely describes the actions of statin drugs. They block the HMG-CoA reductase pathway in all human cells. This is an essential pathway for the manufacture of cholesterol along with other vital elements. Among these is coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10).

CoQ10 is not only an antioxidant that quells the free radicals produced in the mitochondria during energy production, but also an electron carrier needed for energy extraction. If you eliminate CoQ10, life cannot exist because mitochondria cannot produce energy. Yet with statin drugs, the synthesis of both cholesterol and CoQ10 is halted.’

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MIT Scientist: ‘Statin Drugs Are Poisons That Cause Heart Disease’

UK is the statins capital of Europe: With 1 in 8 now taking cholesterol-busting drugs, are they being used as a replacement for healthier living?

Friday 27th December 2013 at 03:09 By David Icke

‘Britain is the statins capital of Europe with more than one in eight of us taking cholesterol-busting pills.
Doctors say rising obesity is behind the increase in prescriptions for the drug, which protects against heart attack and stroke.

Almost eight million now take statins, which cost just 10p per patient per day.

But there are concerns that GPs are dishing them out as the easiest solution rather than persuading patients to adopt a healthier lifestyle, which can also lower the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Eight million Britons now take statins compared to five million a decade ago.’

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Another nail in the coffin for statin drugs – New research finds statins increase artery calcification

‘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 that led the FDA to mandate adding “diabetes risk” to the warning label of statin drugs.’

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Cardiologists on Big Pharma kickbacks release new statin drug guidelines in effort to double prescriptions

Tuesday 19th November 2013 at 09:00 By David Icke

‘The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) have released new guidelines to address escalating rates of heart attack and stroke among adult populations. But rather than encourage people to stop eating refined sugars and processed flours, two of the biggest culprits responsible for high cholesterol and atherosclerosis, these Big Pharma-backed groups are pushing to more than double the number of people currently taking statin drugs.

The new plan aims to add some 35 million more people to the ranks of patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, which would bring the overall number to about 70 million. The way it will do this is by broadening the scope of who is considered “at-risk” to include healthy people that do not even currently have any markers of heart disease. The thought is that these people could develop heart problems later on down the road, so loading them up with drugs now might help lower that risk.’

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The new statin drug scam: Half the doctors on the recommendation panel have Big Pharma ties

Friday 15th November 2013 at 08:51 By David Icke

‘Half of the doctors on the panel that recommended a whopping increase in statin drug use have ties to Big Pharma. This past Tuesday, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology issued the first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes – guidelines which called for one-third of all adults to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.

Doctors claim the new guidelines will limit how many people with low heart risks are put on statins simply because of a cholesterol number. However, under the new advice, one-third of U.S. adults would meet the threshold to consider taking a statin, more than twice the 15 percent of adults who are recommended statins under current guidelines.

The justification for the panel having half its members with ties to Big Pharma: Ties between heart doctors and Big Pharma are so extensive that it is almost impossible to find a large group of doctors who have no industry ties. How reassuring!’

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Millions more Britons could be put on statins to cut risk of heart attacks and strokes after US study says a third of adults should take them

‘Millions more Britons could be given statins to cut their risk of heart attacks and strokes after US guidelines recommended a third of adults should take them.

The new advice tells doctors to consider a patient’s lifetime risk and may result in a doubling of prescriptions.

It will be closely monitored by British experts who are preparing two updated sets of guidelines on statin use.

But the number of people taking the drugs in the UK is unlikely to increase by as much as in the States.’

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Ireland’s Health Service Executive gags surgeon after cholesterol drug claims

Thursday 10th October 2013 at 09:55 By David Icke

‘A leading vascular surgeon, whose research review concluded cholesterol-lowering medicines may do more harm than good for many otherwise healthy people, has been gagged by the Health Service Executive.

Sherif Sultan, a senior medic at University College Hospital, Galway, reviewed a range of studies of statins and found a lack of evidence to show they should be given as a means of prevention to healthy people with high cholesterol but no heart disease.

Mr Sultan and his surgeon colleague Niamh Hynes said lifestyle changes to reduce cholesterol were better because this allowed people to avoid the risk of statins’ side effects.’

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Statin Drugs Are the Greatest Medical Fraud of All Time: Study Reports

Tuesday 24th September 2013 at 12:06 By David Icke

‘Statins are one of the most dangerous drugs prescribed by doctors. The risks from them were obvious before they were ever marketed. Nonetheless, they are among the best selling drugs of all time. Finally, genuine science has been looking at their adverse effects and lack of benefit to document the truth that was obvious from the beginning:

Statins are the greatest medical fraud ever perpetrated.

A new review of the science reports:

The statin industry, with all of its spin-off(s), is a 20-billion-a-year industry. We are observing the revealing of the utmost medical tragedy of all times. It is unprecedented that the healthcare industry has inadvertently induced life-threatening nutrient deficiency in millions of otherwise healthy people.’

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CDC says heart disease deaths can be prevented by putting more elderly Americans on prescription medications

Sunday 22nd September 2013 at 08:58 By David Icke

‘You can forget about all those legitimate disease prevention methods like avoiding hydrogenated oils, refined sugars, genetically-modified organisms and excess grains; exercising daily; and supplementing with omega-3s and other important heart nutrients. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has come up with a new, government-approved way for you to avoid dying from heart disease — just take more statin drugs and blood pressure medications!’

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