Pfizer to FDA: Ban side effect warnings  

Big Pharma won’t be satisfied until every American adult — and even some kids — are taking one of their dangerous statin drugs. And they’ve resorted to desperate measures to achieve that goal. Here’s what’s going on… As you probably know, one of the most common side effects of taking statins is muscle pain. I see this all the time at my clinic when new patients come to see me. And if you or someone you know takes these drugs, you’ve probably seen it, too… But a new study claims that people only get statin side effects like muscle pain if they know they’re taking the drugs. Researchers claim that if a patient doesn’t know whether they’re getting a statin or a placebo, they don’t experience side effects.1  In other words, if you’re on a statin and you have side effects, it’s all in your head. It’s called the “nocebo” effect. You’ve heard of the “placebo” effect. It says that if people think they’re taking a drug — even if it’s a fake — they’ll get better. The nocebo effect, on the other hand, says if someone thinks they are taking a real pill, they’ll believe they’re having side effects. The study authors issued a dramatic statement. They warned that “hundreds of thousands of people are dying” because of a fear imaginary side effects. Their message was clear: “Take a statin or die.”...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

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