LIPTRUZET: We all have reason to be concerned about the FDA approval of this new drug from drug giant Merck. Liptruzet is a “statin” which is a combination of Zetia and Lipitor. Zetia is a failed drug in every way. The previous combination of Zetia and Zocor (called Vytorin) was a colossal failure in several studies.
Furthermore, the need for a drug to control a natural process of cholesterol formation by the liver is at least highly questionable, and may be totally unnecessary if natural means of controlling inflammation are used first. I have written about this topic several times before, and it is obvious that cholesterol formation in the body is, in almost every instance, due to an inflammatory process and the body is merely and naturally trying to protect itself.
To quote Biological Medicine superstar Dr. David Brownstein, ” Zetia should have been pulled from the market years ago. There is no excuse for any doctor prescribing Zetia for any condition. 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.” (Emphasis mine.)
If you are on Zetia (or any statin for that matter), talk to your doctor about stopping it. Ask him/her for any studies showing a clinical benefit from taking this drug. By the way, such studies don’t exist. These drugs don’t significantly reduce heart disease, stroke, or increase longevity!!
The FDA’s approval of this drug and so many others is frightening! No wonder we waste so much money on health care in the USA! A patient using Liptruzet will spend over $2,000.00 per year on a worthless drug that will be associated with side effects such as muscle pain, memory loss, and neurological disorders.
Again, this shows that the only person looking out for our health and well-being is YOU! (But, you know that, or you wouldn’t be reading this.) Using this blog and other means, I will try my best to give all of you hints as to how to stay healthy and happy!
Keep on the Pathway to Optimal Health!