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Pancreas CancerEVERYTHING is a balance... was posted 03/02/2012 11:21 am by Anonymous
Statins are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world. Many
millions of people are taking them. My cardiologist takes them himself and
has no concerns about the current studies. It is only because so many people
take these medicines that they have been able to tweeze out these very very
rare side effects. The numbers of heart attacks and strokes that these
medicines have been able to prevent is in the many thousands every year.
There are few medicines that can claim results like this.
Medicines are tricky. On one hand, we are terrified and furious when side
effects of medicines are revealed.... but the only way to discover these rare
side effects is to get the drugs on the market, and carefully monitor the
results for many years. Heart disease is the number one killer in the US.
We are begging the world to discover new medicines to treat our own
pancreatic cancer, as well as heart disease, and for quicker routes to
getting these drugs to market. It is hard to have it both ways. We can't
have new medicines in a timely manner, and discover every possible
risk/benefit before using them. And there is no such thing as a perfectly
safe medicine with no side effects. Everything is a balance of risk/benefit.
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