Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Statins in the Drinking Water? - Packer

Statins in the Drinking Water?

by  MedPage Today

"Universal treatment for people at minimal risk means that a physician would need to treat more than 100 patients for 10 years to obtain an extra year of good health in one person. This marginal improvement does not meet most current standards for cost-effectiveness. The benefit is so small that it disappears if quality of life were even slightly diminished by the need to remember to take the drug daily."
"Treating every middle-aged person with a statin is the polar opposite of precision medicine.
Confused? You should not be. It is medicine that has gone insane."

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