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Lipitor and Muscle Wasting

I was watching “Frontline” from 2003 and it was about side effects of some drugs, and how the FDA isn’t doing enough to prevent problems (like the Viox scandel).

Baycol was listed as having muscle-destroying properties…and although liptor wasn’t as bad, it has similar but less extreme side effects.

This scares me…both my in-laws are on lipitor (and they are not obese). I have another buddy that was put on liptor for his cholesterol and he saw it as a ticket to eat whatever they want. (he’s only 40)

I really loath the healthcare community…they teach the wrong things, only treat symptoms, and even the treatments they provide cause more problems.

Here’s the Frontline program for those that missed it http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/prescription/view/