Open Access Short Communication Article ID: JCMC-7-202

    Are statins overprescribed?

    Richard M Fleming*, Matthew R Fleming and Tapan K Chaudhuri

    The use of HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors, colloquially known as statins, represent one of the most prescribed class of medications in history, exceeding 200 million prescriptions per year in the U.S. alone [1]. The confounding variable of adult onset diabetes (T2D) has added hundreds of millions of additional prescriptions to what are already prescribed [1], in a battle surrounding the inflammatory diseases plaguing modern civilization - diabetes, coronary artery disease and obesity [2]. Coupled with more than 10 million diagnostic studies done per year looking for heart disease [3], and the misrepresentation of how those drugs work [4], and you have a milieu for over prescription fueled by BigPharma.


    Published on: Jan 27, 2020 Pages: 1-1

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2976.000102
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