The IOSV organisation was formed to provide accurate information and practical assistance for people who have been treated for high cholesterol with any of the drugs from the group known as a statins. This includes links to related sites, the acquisition specifics for study results and professional papers, suspected statin side effects and the correlative statin by pharmacological and common name(s) as well as relative, professional study findings, and a listing of the known supplementals currently believed to ameliorate these side effects; all of which will be updated as new/additional information is uncovered.
This site is run by volunteers who donate their time freely because they wish to a make a difference to those people who have been treated with and harmed by statins. No information contained on the site proper should be considered medical advice or opinion. Always consult your personal physician before making changes to diet, medication, or physical activity based on IOSV content. Likewise, any information derived from referenced links is never to be considered prescriptive or underwritten by IOSV.
The IOSV is a non-profit organisation duly registered in Denmark under CVR No. 32243762.
* Dr Duane Graveline, author of 'Statin Drugs - Side Effects & the Misguided War on Cholesterol'
* Feature Websites
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Diabetics International Foundation
Diabetics World is a FREE web site by diabetics, for diabetics and about diabetics. All involved with diabetes are welcome.
by David Mendoza ~ The glycemic index is about the quality of the carbohydrates, not the quantity. Online diabetes resource.
University of Sydney ~ Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal.
Health Myths Exposed
by Shane Ellison, M.Sc. ~ Shane is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition and author of 'Health Myths Exposed' and 'The Hidden Truth About Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs'. Sign up for free "Health Briefs"
Legal News Watch
Online news digest, updated weekdays. "News that affects your rights."
MCS-Canada (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity) [NEW]
MCS-Canada is a Yahoo! support group for those learning to cope with enviromental injury including disorders such as MCS, ME, CFS, FM, Lyme, Lupus, GWS, PPS, as well as related and associated illnesses. Membership requires approval.
Med Watch ~ by FDA
MedWatch, your Internet gateway for timely safety information on the drugs and other medical products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Consult this website for any recent changes in package inserts.
Terry & Joe Graedon host a weekly radio show, write a syndicated newspaper column, and are featured on the Health Central website. They've written several books and are an excellent resource providing drug and health information to consumers.
PharmaWatch is a non-profit advocacy group that believes patients/consumers must play a central role in prescription drug safety in Canada. The goal of PharmaWatch is to highlight and validate consumer experiences and heighten consumer involvement in adverse drug reaction [ADR] reporting.
RxBoard is the first drug-specific discussion board on the web. Create a User Name & Profile to post replies to messages or just read the exchange of information with participants. The link above accesses the Lipitor Forum.
Second Opinions ~ Barry Groves, PhD
Exposing dietary and medical misinformation ~ Articles about low-calorie diets for slimming and weight loss; fats, cholesterol and heart disease; cancer; food additives; bottled water; vegetarianism; health foods; alternative medicine; and other aspects of nutrition; plus cancer screening and treatments; fluoride and tooth decay; and more.
Space Doc ~ Dr Duane Graveline
Dr Graveline has written several books in addition to his career as one of six NASA scientist astronauts , medical research scientist, flight surgeon and family doctor.
The purpose of this website is to educate the public that statins are powerful drugs that can indeed cause serious side effects--and frequently do.
THINCS ~ [The International Network of Cholesterol Skeptics]
THINCS is a group of scientists, physicians, other academicians and science writers from various countries, representing different views about the causation of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
UCSD Statin Effects Study [UPDATED Link - 2/21/09]
~ Beatrice Golomb, MD & Michael Criqui, MD
Study Investigators are: Beatrice Golomb, MD & Michael Criqui, MD ~ The study is interested in the experiences of people currently or formerly on statins. You are encouraged to share your statin experiences with the study group.
Reliable, no-nonsense information on more than 600 top selling drugs including 182 we recommend you not use under any circumstances. Crestor is at the top of the list!
Weston A Price Foundation
This foundation supports a number of movements, including: accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting and nurturing therapies.
Page updated 9/4/10