It’s a scam… a sham… a fraud… and a flim-flam!
And if you’re on any of dozens of common heart meds, you could be a VICTIM of this ugly con!
New research exposes one of the dirtiest secrets in modern medicine, and that’s the fact that many of today’s most popular cardiac medications have never proven they can help in the only way that matters.
They DON’T have to extend lives.
I know what you’re thinking. How is that even possible???
Easy: Thanks to its powerful pals in D.C., Big Pharma has a NEW standard of “proof” for its meds.
They DON’T have to prove they’ll help cure or even treat a disease… they DON’T have to prove they can help you to live longer… and they DON’T even have to prove they can help you to live better.
All they have to do is meet bogus targets called “biomarkers,” a.k.a. “surrogate measures.”
These are things like cholesterol. It’s not a disease by itself, and no one ever “dies of cholesterol.” Heck, no one is ever “sick with cholesterol” either (although you certainly can be sick of hearing about it).
And it’s never been conclusively proven that lowering cholesterol by itself will prove or save lives.
But the FDA just ASSUMES it does… so they likewise assume any drug that improves a “surrogate” marker such as cholesterol will also save, improve, and/or extend lives.
You know what happens when you assume, right?
You end up suffering from side effects for no reason!
The new study of some two decades of research on heart meds finds this ugly trick isn’t just used sometimes. It’s used almost ALL the time — and, in most cases, the “surrogate measure” is never backed by real-world results.
Less than a third of the drugs that pass “surrogate measure” studies end up getting a true “clinical outcomes” study afterward — and of those, HALF of them FLUNK!
It’s not just heart meds, by the way.
Last year, it was revealed the same stunt is pulled with cancer drugs getting approved by “surrogate” measures. If a drug can slow or shrink a tumor, for example, it might get approved… even if that slower or smaller tumor DOESN’T lead to better or longer survival rates.
So, what does this mean for you?
Easy: Don’t fall victim to the empty promises your starry-eyed doc might make about the new drugs he’s trying to push on you.
Ask him for proof, and always do you own homework.