• Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    The cholesterol-lowering statin drug empire continues to crumble. On Sunday February 15, 2015, the Sunday Express in the UK published a headline story stating that Oxford professor Dr. Rory Collins, whose research had been used to support putting millions of patients on statin drugs, was reassessing the data behind those studies for possible drug side effects. According to the Express: "Although the original research looked at the effect of statins on the heart and considered cancer risks it did not examine other side effects." This announcement by Dr. Collins is stunning, to say the least, and points to a massive cover-up and scandal related to statin drugs.

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  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I was prescribed statins over 10 years ago but never took them TG. I'm told my cholesterol was high at 6.5 but somehow I'm not worried. 10 years later it's still 6.5.I never trusted drug companies, their main goal is profit get as many people as possible long term taking their drugs. They have customers for life, it's just my opinion.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I been on all the statins and now I have neuropathy but because of a heart problem I take lovastatin 2 times a week I don't want but the dr.said I need it.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    There are a few more drugs that should be off the list, and don't get me started on the side effects and reactions to vaccines; they too should be investigated, independently.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I stopped taking Crestor that was giving me cramps and my eyesight deteriated, I have no doubt in my mind that these drugs are evil and dangerous, it's big business once again, they should be held to account for their lies.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    If the MD is young, he may have a problem; if he's over 50 years old, more likely no problem.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I was on statins for a few years and I immediately started with lots of pain in my legs...muscles in my backs...hands...arms. I stopped talkng it but it never went away...a year later mndoctor said I had fibromyalgia I was shocked!!! In my heart I believe my chronic pain was cause by statins. I was a healthy....active women and now I can't even work!!!! I wish I could file a law suit against the statin companies.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    My Cardiologist ridiculed me for going off Crestor because of what I saw on the the "Heart of the Matter". I went back on the tablets until the pain became unbearable. I have been off my dosage of 10ml Crestor for almost a year now and still I have pain in both shoulders, arms and calf muscles. Ck level normal, shoulder x rays and ultrasound tests normal. CoQ10 down 40% below bottom of normal range. I have seen about 10 doctors/specialists and still dont have a diagnosis because none of them know any details about Statin side affects. Whilst I was on the 10ml dose my heart rate went down to 25bpm and I had no warning or ill feeling. At 22bpm I was told the heart would just stop. I immediately had to go into surgery to have a pacemaker inserted. In the earlier notifications by the manufacturer of Crestor it lists bradycardia as a side effect. But does anyone out in the real world know that?? I was only on the 10ml dose for about 18 months, prior to that I had been on a dose of 5ml Crestor for about 7 years. And in that time I lost a kidney to cancer. Cancer is also listed a a side effect. On the net under Scholarly research papers one can find hundreds if not thousands of reports by doctors and medical specialists including professors highlighting the side effects and damage caused by statins, but I can't find a knowledgeable doctor here in Australia.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    Thank you for opening my eyes. All the side effects I have. Muscle fatigue etc. I have been on for 14 years only to find out fat is good and the main culprit being our food management. The dustpan was not close enough but now I may be myself once again. Starch is the killer as it is the road to sugar and this is the road to which I believed Crestor and all the other cholesterol pills would cure. What a wake up call. Thank you for sharing.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I know an MD who is 5' 9', 145 lbs, exercises regularly, eats well, has no family history, and takes a statin because his cholesterol is 240. Just ridiculous.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    Was taking a medicine for cholesterol called "Pravastatin" for a year or more. It caused the muscles in my lower back, legs, and feet to get very weak... which caused my muscles to hurt 10 times or more than usual. I had to lay in bed most of the day...every day because the pain was too much for me. Once I sat down somewhere... I couldn't get up very well without horrible pain. I thought maybe I will be this way the rest of my life. I have "osteoarthritis." After I went off the cholesterol medicine....it took some days....the side effects started going away from that medicine I was taking. I'm feeling a lot better....now that I have stopped taking the cholesterol medicine. I'm avoiding as much sugar as I can when I eat and drink. I can;t handle the cholesterol medicine anymore. No matter which kind the doctor put me on...it caused me to have terrible severe pain in my muscles. ;o(
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    we should hold BOTH government and corporation to account and institute criminal proceedings not only for withholding the truth, but placing profit before health . the article mentions dr wakefield who was villified and has now been proved to be correcy. remember thalidomide scandal all the denials and then volte face.....
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    We should sue the greedy pharmaceuticals for putting us in harms way.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I've always been leery of statins...just never seemed like a good idea. Even when useful, they're typically a bandaid...you need to change your actual habits first (IMO).
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    The Cholesterol myth has finally been shattered..and with soon the STATIN myth will meet the same fate. This is a great example of how Big Pharma operates...smoke and mirrors, shady research, out right lies...it is a national scandal that corporations are allowed to behave this way and get away with it...looking forward to seeing how these class action law suits against some of these Big Pharma companies turn out....they will probably be fined 100's of millions....but they made 4 -5 times that sum in sales..so they still win....it is the consumer who loses..as usual!
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I just have been watching these two episodes on statins... Wow... Thank you for opening our eyes. Maybe I should stop taking these statins too and eating "normal" fat again. :-)
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    I am a male in my early 80's. I was taking statins as early as the early 90's. About 10 years ago my cardiologist suggested I take crestor. I have no idea if crestor caused it, but my legs have been weak and ache when I try to walk but a short distance. I have not taken crestor for a year or more but my legs still bother me.
  • Statin Drug Scandal: Cholesterol-lowering Drug Researchers Start Backtracking

    Well done daily express. About time. I was on crestor for several years . I stopped taking as my legs were tiered all the time and my memory was getting shocking.. After five years off them mylegs are nearly back to normal. Crestor was Taken off the market,