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Statin side effects caused by patients' 'expectation of harm'

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It speaks volumes. In our indulged closeted society people have become so dissociated from the reality of illness and death that they are more concerned that medications might cause them harm than they are about the possibility they might prevent their untimely death. The same forces are at work with the anti immunisation idiots. If you've experienced the death of a sibling from diphtheria you don't deny your child the DTP immunisation. If your grandfather, father, and uncle died in their 50s from heart disease I bet you'd be happy to take a stain. If serious illness is 'another country' something you think is some kind of unnatural abboration and you take your blessed healthy life for granted I guess you will easily buy into the 'statins are bad for you' story. Truly we don't know how lucky we are. When our biggest problem is that we'd rather not take a tablet proven to prolong life, reduce dementia etc etc you've got to wonder how much point there is to much of the day to day work we do - conversations with baby boomers about the anxiety they have about taking a statin - give me a break.

Posted date

03 May 2017

Posted time

5:26pm

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