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Statin drugs are much more than cholesterol lowering agents…

Statin drugs are in the news.  The real truth is coming out. The truth that statin drugs (Zocor, Lipitor, Crestor are a few of the more recognizable names) are much more than simple cholesterol lowering agents. This very informative WSJ piece presents the thesis–first published by renowned experts in the Annals of Internal Medicine this […]

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Outcomes research can skip the nine-point “plan.” I am pretty sure it works…

Do doctors know whether their therapies really work? We are doctors.  We know.  Don’t we? Wide variations in the application of medical treatments often differ greatly, sometimes solely by adjoining county or state line.  This shouldn’t be.  That a place of residence, not a clinical scenario, determines one’s treatment, highlights the inherent uncertainty of medicine. […]