Thursday, April 18, 2013

TV Ads for Statins Drive Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment According to Study

The United States is one of only two countries, the other being New
Zealand, that allows drugs to be advertised on TV, and it’s not difficult to
understand why nearly every other country has given such ads the boot.
    As with all commercials, the ads are intended to influence you to buy
their products. In the case of prescription medications, the “product” is a
potentially dangerous chemical drug that is loaded with side effects.

    In a 2009 Harris Poll, 51 percent said that drug ads encourage them to
ask questions when they go to their doctor, and a whopping 44 percent
actually believe drug ads make them more knowledgeable about treatments for
their ailments.

    Now, a new study assessing the effect of direct-to-consumer drug
advertising has concluded that TV ads for statins may be a driving factor of
overdiagnosis of high cholesterol and overtreatment with the drugs.1

    The reason is clear. People who dutifully ask their doctors about a drug
advertised on TV usually end up receiving a prescription...

    Is it any wonder then that one in four Americans over the age of 45 is
now taking a statin drug, despite the fact that there are over 900 studies
proving their adverse effects, which run the gamut from muscle problems to
diabetes and increased cancer risk.

    Odds are likely greater than 100 to 1 that if you're taking a statin, you
don't really need it. The ONLY subgroup that might benefit are those born
with a genetic defect called familial hypercholesterolemia, as this makes
them resistant to traditional measures of normalizing cholesterol.


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