UPDATE 5/12/2014 – ABC Australia has removed these videos from their website and YouTube! The pressure from the pharmaceutical industry must have been too great. We have posted other Youtube copies, but they are quickly disappearing. We found a Vimeo copy for now.
Health Impact News Editor Comments:
ABC News in Australia has done an incredible investigative report on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, daring to expose organized crime in the pharmaceutical industry in the U.S. This is an area where no mainstream media outlet in the USA dares to go, due to the influence of the pharmaceutical industry.
In this excellent investigative documentary, cardiologists are interviewed to reveal the fraud of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, and the criminal activity that has allowed this class of drug to become the best-selling class of drugs all-time.
After ABC Australia aired Part 1, The Heart of the Matter, Australia’s top medicine safety expert, Emily Banks, urged ABC not to air the follow-up, because it might encourage people to go off their anti-cholesterol statin drugs. “If people stop using their statins . . . it’s very likely that it will result in death,” she said.
But those scare tactics and attempts at censorship failed, and below is Part 2 as it was aired in Australia, and is now available for the world to watch via the ABC TV Catalyst YouTube channel. Some of the top cardiologists in the U.S. have stated that there is not one single study showing that people who take statins will actually live longer. This fraud is now coming out into the open.
If you or someone you know are prescribed a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, you would do well to invest 30 minutes of your time to watch this investigative report. You are not likely to learn this information from your doctor, and it could literally change your life.
Heart of the Matter Part 2 – Cholesterol Drug War
We’ve been told that medications to lower cholesterol can save lives. And now over 40 million worldwide take drugs to lower their cholesterol.
But what if the majority of these patients won’t benefit from taking these pills?
And, what if drug companies are distorting the data to make cholesterol lowering medications seem more effective than they are?
In our second episode of Heart of the Matter, Dr. Maryanne Demasi puts the billion dollar drug industry under the microscope, and asks who really benefits from taking cholesterol lowering medication?
For more information, extended interviews and original papers head here: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/heartofthematter/