FDA Does It Again

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On May 3, 2013, the FDA approved a Big Pharma Cartel founding member Merck drug Liptruzet. Liptruzet is a combination drug of Zetia and Lipitor. I wrote to you about the failure of Zetia in three separate blog posts. They can all be found by clicking here.

Zetia is a failed drug. It should never be prescribed and should have been pulled from the market years ago. There is no excuse for any doctor prescribing Zetia for any condition. Zetia works by blocking cholesterol absorption in the gut. Conventional doctors believe that drug therapies that lower cholesterol levels reduce the risk of heart disease. However, Zetia, which has been around for over 10 years, has never been shown to lower the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. Furthermore, Zetia has never been shown to prolong life.

Why the FDA would approve this combination of Zetia and Lipitor is beyond belief. The previous combination of Zetia and Zocor, known as Vytorin, was proven to be a colossal failure in multiple studies – see my previous blog posts.

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