by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
Perhaps you’ve heard of America’s most prescribed drug? It is in a class called statins and goes by the name of Crestor (rosuvastatin). It is marketed with the intent to ‘treat’ high cholesterol, and heart disease, but its effectiveness is deeply in question. It certainly doesn’t warrant the $5.8 billion in sales just in America annually, nor the $8.2 billion in revenues worldwide.
So how did this pharmaceutical drug made by AstraZeneca get so popular?
For one, the company made sure that certain ‘studies’ commented favorably on Crestor. For instance, one presented by the American Heart Association claims that AstraZeneca’s statin reduces cardiovascular risk in those with normal cholesterol by 45%.
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