“Our systematic review [of four (4) randomized controlled trials published since 2005/2006] ... unambiguously showed that rosuvastatin [Crestor] is not effective in secondary prevention, while the results are highly debatable in primary prevention,” notes a recent review paper by French cardiologist, Michel de Lorgeril, MD and Swiss cardiologist, Mikael Rabaeus, MD.
In other words, statins don’t work even in people who have had a heart attack!
Secondary prevention is when they give a drug—a statin in this case—to people who have had a heart attack or have cardiovascular disease and they are trying to prevent another heart attack or death.
Primary Prevention is when they give a drug—a statin in this case—to people who do not have cardiovascular disease or have not had a heart attack and are trying to prevent a heart attack or death in the first place.
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