[ExI] statins

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 00:48:05 UTC 2020

Well, Bill K, you know as well or better than I do that money plays a role
in the doctor - Big Pharm relationship.  Who is paid what?  We'll never
know.  But we do know that payola exists on a big scale.  Some
statisticians, I truly think, massage the data until it tells them what
they want it to. I remember from statistics long ago wondering why you
would normalize data, or convert it to logs, or some other manipulation.
That struck me then as now as cheating.  Lies, damn lies, and statistics -
Mark Twain.  bill w

On Wed, Aug 12, 2020 at 7:24 PM BillK via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Aug 2020 at 00:40, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat
> <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> >
> > Did you get the link to the People's Pharmacy?  In it they reference the
> latest studies.
> >
> > Maybe we have the same situation as when the paid-off Harvard doctors
> cited fats rather than sugar as a problem in heart diseases.  Statins have
> meant billions of dollars for Big Pharm.
> >
> > 200 books a year, estimation - about half nonfiction.  I don't watch TV
> or do much of anything else, and now with the heart thing I am mostly
> confined to my chair.  But I have been reading like a shark eats since I
> retired - 1997.
> >
> > bill w
> > _______________________________________________
> This new statins report is much criticised in an analysis from the
> Science Media Centre.
> <
> https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-analysis-of-clinical-trial-data-on-cholesterol-lowering-drugs-and-targets-for-bad-cholesterol-levels/
> >
> Basically the critics seem to be saying that the three authors made
> mistakes in their statistical analysis and reached wrong conclusions.
> BillK
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