FDA Approves Crestor For People Who Have No Health Problem To Correct

Mike Adams writing for NaturalNews:

Big Pharma has been trending this direction for a long time: marketing medicines to people who don’t need them and who have nothing wrong with their health. It’s all part of a ploy to position prescription drugs as nutrients — things you need to take on a regular basis in order to prevent disease.

The FDA recently gave its nod of approval on the matter, announcing that Crestor can now be advertised and prescribed as a “preventive” medicine. No longer does a patient need to have anything wrong with them to warrant this expensive prescription medication: They only need to remember the brand name of the drug from television ads.

This FDA approval for the marketing of Crestor to healthy people is a breakthrough for wealthy drug companies. Selling drugs only to people who are sick is, by definition, a limited market. Expanding drug revenues requires reaching people who have nothing wrong with them and convincing them that taking a cocktail of daily pharmaceuticals will somehow keep them healthy.

All this is, of course, the greatest quackery we’ve yet seen from Big Pharma, because once this floodgate of “preventive pharmaceuticals” is unleashed, the drug companies will be positioned to promote a bewildering array of other preventive chemicals you’re supposed to take at the same time. Did you take your anti-cancer pill today? How about your anti-diabetes pill? Anti-cholesterol pill? Don’t forget your anti-Alzheimer’s pill, too…

[continues at NaturalNews]

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    But when will they come out with a pill to cure my addiction to placebos?

  • nyxynox

    The words “Snake Oil” come to mind…

  • markus

    Side effects of Crestor:
    # Muscle aches or pain (see Crestor and Muscle Pain) — up to 12.7 percent
    # Joint pain — up to 10.1 percent
    # Headache — in up to 8.5 percent of people
    # Nausea — up to 6.3 percent
    # Constipation — up to 4.7 percent
    # Body weakness (asthenia) — up to 4.7 percent
    # Dizziness — up to 4 percent
    # Abdominal pain (stomach pain) — up to 2.4 percent
    * Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin, upper right abdominal pain, dark urine, and elevated liver enzymes (found using a blood test)
    * Muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, especially if you also have a fever or feel ill (which may be signs of serious breakdown of muscle, known as rhabdomyolysis)
    * Significant, unexplained changes in the amount of urine you produce (which may be a sign of kidney problems)
    * Signs of pancreatitis, such as severe upper abdominal pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting
    * Memory loss
    * Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    o A rash
    o Itching
    o Hives
    o Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    o Swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat.

    Thanks anyway, I'd rather take my chances in MAYBE developing High Cholesterol in 20 years.

  • http://howtogetrippednow.com/ Ripped

    I also think this may be like snake oil. This just doesn't seem logical?

    Sam

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