Unfortunately, we cannot publish this comment as it is potentially defamatory
Potentially defamatory? Which part of my comment deserves censorship? What is exactly the opinion that can’t be allowed in a BMJ blog?
“The protective effects of statins are not in doubt and are proportional to the degree of cardiovascular risk.”
“Statins remain among the most important advances in medical history”
According to the data from Collins et al., reducing your LDL 1 mmol/L with statins delays the death, each year, of 1 out of 500 people taking the drug.
People should stop trusting medical doctors.
NOTE about the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ (CTT) Collaborators:
“This group is part of the Clinical Trials Service Unit in Oxford, which has received hundreds of millions of pounds over recent years to conduct research on behalf of the pharmaceutical companies“.
Excerpt from: “How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease”. Expert Rev. Clin. Pharmacol. 8(2), 201–210 (2015)