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A must read!,
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This review is from: The Truth About Statins: Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs (Mass Market Paperback)
"The Truth About Statins" is incredible and a "must read" for EVERYONE -- not just for people on statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor). It was written by Dr. Barbara Roberts, who is on the faculty of Brown University's medical school, and is head of the Women's Cardiac Center at the Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island. Her book is very enlightening and informative, and readable for health professionals, scientists and the lay public alike. Not obvious from the title is the fact that the book is really about much more than just statins. It's also about how clinical trials are done (well and badly); about the often shady connections between drug companies, doctors, scientists, the FDA and medical societies (e.g, the American Heart Association), and the money that changes hands in these interactions; and about how women and men differ re. cardiac disease and responses to cardiac drugs. This is the first book I've had trouble putting down that wasn't a murder mystery!