Sunday, November 9, 2008

One Pill Makes You Larger And One Pill Makes You Small

It bothers me when we medicate healthy people in an attempt to make them more healthy or to counteract the effects of poor diet or lack of exercise. A recent international study study of 17,800 men and women with normal cholesterol levels found Crestor cut deaths from heart attacks and strokes. The patients in the trial, funded by AstraZeneca, the maker of Crestor, had cholesterol levels below those usually indicating a need for treatment and had no other signs of heart disease. It appears that whatever AstraZeneca spent on studying a drug they make and control was well worth the expense. And that's what it's all about.

I'm suspicious. When has a drug company published a study that showed their product didn't work?

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