Research disputes cholesterol's reputation as the primary culprit behind heart disease. Here's the real scoop on its role in the body, the right ways to bring it down naturally, and why cholesterol-lowering drugs may not be the cure-all we've been led to believe. By Experience Life Staff / June 2009
Big Pharma Research Racket is Killing People
Over the past six years, ten FDA approved drugs have been withdrawn from the market due to deaths and injuries, leading lawmakers to accuse the FDA of not doing its job in protecting the public from unsafe drugs and to call for measures of improvement. Article written by Evelyn Pringle ~ June 24, 2006
FDA accused of suppressing drug safety information (commentary)
Profits first, safety last...
News Target article posted 10/14/05 by Mike Adams
Statistical Contortionism Among Statin Drugs
Article by Shane Ellison - April 23, 2005
"A veil of secrecy obscures the truth behind FDA-approved drugs, especially the cholesterol-lowering drugs."
Doctors in U-turn on advice for cholesterol
A study of 2,277 over-65's - the age when heart attack is highest - discovered those with low cholesterol were twice as likely to die as those with high cholesterol. Newspaper article. [large file - takes awhile to load]
Statin Effects Study at UCSD
A group of scientists, doctors, students, and others interested in understanding the full spectrum of effects of statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs - including good and adverse effects. Project Investigators: Dr Beatrice Golomb & Dr Michael Criqui ~ Statin Effects Study at the University of California, San Diego.
NOTE: If you know someone who may have experienced adverse effects on statins, the "UCSD Statin Effects Study" would greatly appreciate it if you would contact them at [email protected] or (858) 558-4950. Your input can be of great help to this study.
Frontline "Dangerous Prescription"
Watch the full program online: Drug Safety, Baycol Study, Redux Story, Fen Phen Tragedy, Stifling Dissent at the FDA, Reviewers hushed
National Institutes of Health: Public Servant or Private Marketer?
Written By David Willman Times Staff Writer ~ 12/22/04
For 15 million Americans, it is a daily ritual: gulping down a pill to reduce cholesterol.
FDA lax in drug safety, JAMA warns Independent agency is sought to prevent conflicts of interest. 11/23/04