SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

February 2, 2014

Beta blocker fraud,Dr Saul

(From Dr Mercola, an ‘in-your-face’ discussion with Dr Andrew Saul [naturopath] on this deceptive practice)

Beta-Blockers Killed 800,000 in 5 Years—“Good Medicine” or Mass Murder?

beta blockers800,000 Deaths in 5 Years from One Faulty But Widely Promoted Medical Guideline beta blockers
Millions have taken them based on accepted medical protocol, yet it’s cut 800,000 lives short. Meanwhile, a simple, widely available fruit is shown to be just as effective for prevention as drugs. Which do you use?

Story at-a-glance

  • European doctors may have caused as many as 800,000 deaths in five years by following a guideline to use beta-blockers in non-cardiac surgery patients—a guideline based largely on discredited science
  • The discredited researcher, who was fired for scientific misconduct in 2011, was also the chairman of the committee that drafted the European treatment guideline
  • Recent research found that simply eating an apple a day might help prevent cardiovascular-related deaths in those over 50 to a similar degree as using a daily statin
  • Even if a drug or treatment is “backed by science,” this in no way guarantees it is safe or effective. Likewise, if an alternative treatment has not been published in a medical journal, it does not mean it is unsafe or ineffective
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