"Barry Marshall and Robin Warren showed that the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the cause of most peptic ulcers, reversing decades of medical doctrine holding that ulcers were caused by stress, spicy foods, and too much acid." Wikipedia
They won the Nobel Prize in medicine for their achievement.
Pain is a warning signal from you body. Don't ignore it. Statins are notorius for causing pain. Why should you take a drug that causes pain and muscle deterioration with very very little benefit?View Thread
From the CBSnews article (link posted by Bobby) -- "More than 25,000 patients at high risk for heart problems took part in the study. Besides being ineffective at preventing heart attacks, Tredaptive caused significant side effects Merck, the maker of Tredaptive, would not specify what those side effects were."
AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS:Although reductions in all-cause mortality, composite endpoints and revascularisations were found with no excess of adverse events, there was evidence of selective reporting of outcomes, failure to report adverse events and inclusion of people with cardiovascular disease. Only limited evidence showed that primary prevention with statins may be cost effective and improve patient quality of life. Caution should be taken in prescribing statins for primary prevention among people at low cardiovascular risk.
From a meta-analysis -- Pharmaceutical companies doctored data.
"The authors of the new Cochrane meta-analysis, led by Dr Fiona Taylor (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK), issued a press release questioning the benefit of statins in primary prevention and suggesting that the previous data showing benefit may have been biased by industry-funded studies."