If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Fyyr » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:42 pm

Why don't you make a time released version of it?

The chemical formula. The knowledge to make simvastatin is public domain.
You could make it. Either of you can do it.

Why don't you?

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Tudamorf » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:07 pm

Fyyr wrote:Why don't you make a time released version of it?
Because I don't run a drug company and have no desire to?

What does this have to do at all with the topic?

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Fyyr » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:15 am

How many drug company seminars have you attended?

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Tudamorf » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:12 pm

Fyyr wrote:How many drug company seminars have you attended?
None. Is this going anywhere?

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Fyyr » Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:46 pm

Tudamorf wrote:
Fyyr wrote:How many drug company seminars have you attended?
None. Is this going anywhere?
Other than the fact, that you have no desire to produce a free drug, and give it out for free. When you are free to do so.
You have no idea what its like to run a business. Any business.
You have no idea what drug company seminars are like.
You don't know any doctors, personally or professionally.
And, You have no experience in the drug or medical industry.

Yet you seem to think that your opinions on those matter, without any knowledge at all on those matters, seem to make a difference.
Or should make a difference.

Ya, my posts were going somewhere.
They were going right where you went.
To the point that you have absolutely no idea of anything of what you are talking about.

You have never even been to a drug company seminar, in your life. And you think you deem yourself worthy of talking about what is talked about.
You don't.

You don't even take the drugs that your bitching about.
You don't know anything about how they work, and how they don't work.

But you state things as if you think you are an expert.
You're not. You don't know anything.

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Tudamorf » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:49 pm

Fyyr wrote:Yet you seem to think that your opinions on those matter, without any knowledge at all on those matters, seem to make a difference.
Or should make a difference.
As long as I have to pay for it, mostly involuntarily, you better believe my opinion matters.
Fyyr wrote:But you state things as if you think you are an expert.
You're not.
And therefore, I should blindly write checks to your industry and trust that they're operating in my best interests, even though they have a very obvious financial bias to do otherwise? You can do better than that.

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Fyyr » Tue Nov 09, 2010 7:45 pm

I don't belong to the pharmaceutical industry.

I receive no money from the pharmaceutical industry.

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Tudamorf » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:20 am

Fyyr wrote:I receive no money from the pharmaceutical industry.
Maybe not directly. But your bosses do. And your job is to dispense their products.

You do owe your job to them.

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Fyyr » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:21 pm

What a funny post.
Just more opinions about things you know nothing about.

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Re: If your doctor sounds like a drug company salesman...

Post by Tudamorf » Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:38 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12224312
Questions over statin prescribing

Healthy people may derive no benefit from taking cholesterol-lowering statins, according to a review of previous studies.

The report, published in The Cochrane Library, concluded that statins reduced death rates.

But it said there was no evidence to justify their use in people at low risk of developing heart disease.

The British Heart Foundation said the benefits of prescribing statins for those people was unclear.

Millions of people in the UK take statins, which reduce the risk of heart attacks and stroke by lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood.

They are available both on prescription and in low doses over the counter in pharmacies.
A mixed picture

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends statins for people who have a 20% or greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease within ten years.

Previous studies have suggested that statins may benefit the healthy, but the drugs have also been linked to a range of side effects including liver problems, kidney failure and muscle weakness.

This study, which reviewed the evidence from 14 trials, said there was insufficient evidence that statins should be taken by those not in at risk groups.
I'm waiting for the respective drug companies to come out with another totally unbiased, drug-company-funded "study" explaining why we all need to be strapped down and have these pills shoved down our throats while they take more of our money.

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