Current Posts – 11 Feb 2019

A recent article in the Lancet, widely covered in the press, claimed that if everyone in the UK aged 75+ took statins, deaths from heart disease would plummet and 8,000 lives would be saved. Shockingly, because the Lancet is a respected medical journal, it’s nonsense. Just the latest campaign by the massive statin scam that has been running for decades. This time it is targeting pensioners. The mis-selling of PPI is looking mild and modest by comparison. [Read more…]

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The British Press has been engaged in a remarkable bout of fake news about the effectiveness of cancer drugs. A report which condemned a billion-pound fund set up to make unapproved new drugs available to patients as a total failure. However it was described as a major success in over 300 follow up news stories. The only way to describe the use of these drugs is ‘quackery’. [Read more...]

For the last 15 years complex system, known as QOF, that relies on mathematical models and tick boxes, has created a straitjacket for your GP, narrowly defining the ways you should be treated. Now studies have found that it has met none of its targets for keeping you healthier and living longer. Yet the profession is showing no sign of being interested in learning from its mistakes. [Read more…]

Ask your GP how best to avoid chronic diseases and you’ll be told drugs that lower your risk factors. But a new book reveals we have an epidemic of over-prescribing and hat a massive experiment to test this idea ended in failure yet it is virtually unknown. Reducing the number of drugs given to the elderly dramatically cut their rate of dying and hospital admission. Yet ‘unprescribing’ is a huge risk for doctors. [Read more…]



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