by Morley Evans
ZOCOR (Merck & Co., Inc.) | LIPITOR (Pfizer, Inc.): They are proud to say they are the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Statin drugs are the most profitable pharmaceutical products in history! Billions of dollars are made every year selling statin drugs to lower cholesterol (which is completely unnecessary and harmful). They sell dozens of other pharmaceutical products, of course. All have side effects. All are very profitable. Money is their guiding star. Money, money, money, mmm, money . . .
I added a few thoughts about Zocor and Lipitor to "Ask a Patient". While the harm done to me was great, the problem is much larger than me and the doctors involved in my own case. Canadian medicine is a vast criminal empire. Reforming it will take time. Patient patients will be rewarded.
Side Effects: myalgia, neuralgia, insomnia, dementia, polyneuropathy, rhabdomyolisis, subdural hematoma, coma, and pain, pain pain. It has taken me 18 years to recover from what was started in 1992 by my doctor, John N. Alport, M.D., may he and his tribe burn in Hell. Add these side effects: bowel and bladder incontinence, severe joint pain, swollen fingers and throbbing hands, rheumatism, arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, difficulty swallowing, numbness, feet that felt as if they were on fire, hair loss, and tinnitus.
Comments: Before they go to Hell, the people at Merck, Pfizer and the doctors who shill for them should be sent to a very nasty prison. Merck, Pfizer and their doctor mountebanks should be stripped of every asset including their medical licenses. They should be disgraced and totally destroyed. The proceeds of their financial liquidation should be distributed to their victims. These crooks sit on an astronomical fortune. According to Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (I recommend him highly), Merck started the statin industry when Merck bought lovastatin from the US Army. If so, any similarity between the side effects of all statin drugs to various drugs used to torture people would not be coincidental. Why can I not rate Zocor and Lipitor lower than one at "Ask a Patient"? Zocor and Lipitor deserve a much lower rating than zero. I am extremely dissatisfied with Zocor, Lipitor and the idiots who prescribe them and lie to cover up their crimes.
Go to "Ask a Patient" to discover what patients really think about the pharmaceutical nostrums their doctors have prescribed for them. http://www.askapatient.com
Lipitor caused as much harm of the same nature as Zocor. Lipitor proves that Zocor was the cause of my illness when I was taking Zocor and Zocor proves that Lipitor was the cause of my illness when I was taking Lipitor. Two double blind studies of statin drugs were conducted on me between 1992 and 2000 by ignoramuses licensed to practice medicine. I certainly never suspected that the statins were causing my problems or I would have stopped taking them. The doctors were unaware of the side effects too (apparently), so they prescribed more drugs to treat the side effects and eventually referred me to specialists who never made a correct diagnosis themselves. Even when confronted with the evidence all but Dr. Cenaiko denied Statins could be responsible. "Statins can't do that." Yes, they do, doc. Read the product monographs. You can read, can't you?
You can add your own comments at www.askapatient.com. Go ahead. Did you know it is estimated that 25% of all doctors and pharmacists abuse drugs themselves and addiction is common? An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association ranks doctors as the third leading cause of death behind cancer and heart disease (CVD). They claim to be our leading citizens. Isn't that amazing?
Dr. Duane Graveline: http://www.spacedoc.net/advicor_side_effects.htm
Dr. Malcolm Kendrick's The Great Cholesterol Con
Dr. Barbara Starfield http://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm?faculty_id=667