The Big Pharma madness machine churns out roughly $29 billion a year. That’s an insane amount of money, and if there is anything we know about Big Pharma, they are driven by money, certainly not by our improving health.
Heart Disease is the number one killer in the United States, even surpassing cancer. Big Pharma produces a series of drugs called “statins” which target cholesterol by lowering it. The idea that is being pushed by Big Pharma is that higher cholesterol leads to heart disease. Almost 25% of people in the United States are on a statin regimen. So often times we are focused on the mass prescribing of antibiotics, SSRI’s, and weight loss concoctions that we forget about the insane market share statins possess.
The problem is two-fold: 1) Cholesterol is not the villain it is pitched to be. 2) Statins have health ramifications that often times aren’t discussed.