Big Pharma lapdogs trying to force statins on millions

You need two things to practice medicine as long as I did -- a steady hand and an iron stomach.

When I bandaged war wounds as a flight surgeon, my hand never flinched. When I manned African clinics, treating tribesmen with viruses eating away their flesh, I never batted an eye.

But for the first time in my 60 years of medicine, I can admit that I'm truly sickened -- and you should be, too. There's a cancerous epidemic sweeping across America today, threatening every man, woman and child from Anchorage to the Gulf Coast.

But you won't read about it in any medical journal, and you won't find Tom Brokaw crowing about it on the evening news.

Because this cancer, this disease, is political corruption, and it's spreading from shady backrooms in Washington where politicians are selling your health for pennies on the dollar.

If you need proof just check out the new federal heart health guidelines that are designed to get every adult in America to start popping dangerous, cholesterol-lowering statins.

You see, when our government decided we needed new heart health guidelines written, they didn't approach university scientists or create a panel of leading cardiologists. They handed the job -- lock, stock and barrel -- over to the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, two organizations that have spent DECADES taking Big Pharma's cash in the form of "donations."

Want to guess what happened? The crooks at the AHA and ACC have just released guidelines that will be used by thousands of physicians nationwide to put BILLIONS in drug company coffers -- and some of you into your graves.

Under the new guidelines, half of all Americans over the age of 40 (and nearly all adults 60 and older) now qualify for statins. Drug companies will now be able to sell statins, which have been linked to liver disease and breast cancer, to an additional 13 million Americans a year. That's equivalent to the entire population of Pennsylvania.

And aside from making drug company billionaires even richer, there's not a reason in the world for it. You see, the feds whine about a heart disease epidemic in America, but according to their own data heart disease has been the leading killer in America since AT LEAST 1935.

Nothing has changed, except we now have billion-dollar drugs on the market, and a government that's willing to play ball.

It's corruption that would have made Al Capone's mouth water, and you want no part of it. So at your next check-up, when your doc hits you with the "good news" that you now qualify for statins, tell him you have some news of your own.

Your health isn't for sale.