Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever

Statin Choir Boy Turns Disbeliever by Jeffrey Dach MD For many years, Stephen Sinatra believed in statin drugs and prescribed them as a cardiologist in Connecticut.  He gave lectures to other cardiologists on the merits of statin drugs at medical … Continue reading

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality Surely You Must Be Joking

Statins Reduce Peri-Operative Mortality, Surely You Must Be Joking Another Medical Hoax I was intrigued by Dr London’s report in December 2016 JAMA of decreased peri-operative mortality in statin users.(1)  This result does not seem immediately intuitive.  Statin drugs inhibit … Continue reading

The Art of the Curb Side Cholesterol Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD

The Art of the Curb Side Consult by Jeffrey Dach MD In our neighborhood, we take the garbage cans out to the curb twice a week for the garbage pickup.  Although we grumble about the extra work, it’s a good … Continue reading

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD

Cholesterol Lowering Statin Drugs for Women Just Say No by Jeffrey Dach MD.  Judith Walsh MD reviewed 20 years of statin drug  data in JAMA in 2004.  She concludes that Cholesterol lowering with statin drugs does not reduce total mortality … Continue reading

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statin Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD

Healthy Men Should Not Take Statins by Jeffrey Dach MD.  This bombshell article by Rita Redberg, MD, appeared in April 2012 JAMA advising healthy men with high cholesterol to stay away from statin anti-cholesterol drugs, pointing out there is no … Continue reading

Statin Nation, The Movie

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Statin Nation, the Movie will inform you about cholesterol and cholesterol lowering drugs. First 13 minutes Statin Nation Exerpt 4 minutes segment Statin Nation Exerpt Statin Nation Exerpt… Dr. Paul J. Rosch Explains How Stress Affects the Heart Link to … Continue reading

A Neurosurgeon with a Painful Arm, Myositis from Statin and PPI Drugs

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A Neurosurgeon with a Painful Arm, Myositis from Statin and PPI Drugs by Jeffrey Dach MD Sam, a 67 year old retired neurosurgeon came to see me because of pain and weakness in his right arm over the past 6 … Continue reading