I will answer it for you. No such drug exists. We do not have a drug that addresses heart disease itself. We can lower LDL all we want with statins, and it does nothing to make heart disease go away. This is THE REASON they do not use this endpoint.
So we end up using endpoints that don't really address the underlying disease.
If I were the drug company, I would have no interest in a drug that reverses heart disease. Not when I can sell these people statins at $100 month for the rest of their lives.
You see iride, its a matter of economics. Nobody is interested in a pill that dissolves artery plaque.
So here we are, taking a drug that does nothing to eradicate heart disease, accepting the sellers claims from their own sponsored studies how well their product reduces cardiac events.
What proof do we Patients have that a statin ever prevented a heart attack in anyone?
I'll answer that for you as well. Its ZERO as its impossible to prove.
You see, counting heart attacks and strokes by the sponsor is shoddy science. In fact, its not science at all.View Thread