Tag: "Lipitor"

Billion Pound Statin Drug Empire Could Trigger A Diabetes Epidemic

| July 30, 2015 | Comments (1)

Cholesterol-lowering drugs have been heralded as a “wonder drug” for decades… an elixir that has the potential to banish heart disease as the number-one killer. But you and I know very well that this is far from the truth. The side effects linked to these drugs are nothing short of a horror show. I’m talking […]

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Statins Increase The Risk Of Diabetes By 46%

| April 2, 2015 | Comments (5)

It’s the basic rule of medicine: “First do no harm.” However, that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to Big Pharma’s bestselling ‘wonder drugs’, like Crestor and Lipitor. A shocking new study from Finland found that taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, like Lipitor and Crestor, will increase your risk of developing type 2 […]

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Pfizer Taken To Court For Lipitor’s Link To Diabetes

| November 21, 2014 | Comments (7)

Earlier this year, Dr. John Briffa wrote about a study that challenged the health benefits of cholesterol reduction with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. In the study, 155 participants were divided into two groups. One half was treated with 80mg of atorvastatin (Lipitor) each day, while the other half received no treatment. The trial lasted for 3 […]

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Certain Antibiotics Increase The Risk of Statin Side Effects

| August 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Statins do have the capacity to prevention heart attacks and strokes, but they are not without risk either. They can, for example, be toxic to the muscles and kidneys. In extreme circumstances, they can cause muscle breakdown known as ‘rhabdomyolisis’ and injury to the kidney that can prove fatal. The risk of toxic effects of […]

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Statins May Damage Nerve Cells

| May 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

We are often assured that cholesterol-lowering statins are ‘very safe’, but you’ll find countless first-hand accounts on the internet from people whose experience suggests otherwise. Leaving aside side effects such as liver and kidney damage, which may not give rise to immediate symptoms; in on-line forums and relevant blogs tales of muscle pain, fatigue and […]

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Introducing The Latest Cholesterol-Lowering ‘Miracle’

| March 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

The American College of Cardiology’s annual meeting took place recently in Chicago. This scientific meeting, which generated a lot of media interest, centred on a new cholesterol-lowering drug. This drug, which currently goes by the name of REGN727, is an injectable agent. In a study presented at the meeting, it was found to significantly reduce […]

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Safety Information Lacking On Statin Sales Websites

| February 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

Many countries do not allow the advertising of prescription medications, like statin drugs, direct to the consumer. However, some countries, notably the United States, do not have such restrictions. As a result, websites exist which allow individuals to purchase medication, including statins. Statins, like other drugs, are not harmless, and in fact can have a […]

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Are The Latest Statin Results Another Case Of Junk Science?

| November 23, 2011 | Comments (0)

A couple of weeks ago, the results of the so-called ‘SATURN’ study were published, which saw two statin drugs pitted against each other [1]. Individuals in this study had known coronary artery disease (and were therefore ‘high risk’ individuals). For the major part of the study, they took either atorvastatin (Lipitor) at a dose of […]

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