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bobby75703 responded:
A physician's treatment decisions should be based upon the best interest for he patient, not incentives for the Doctor.
 
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iride6606 responded:
Perhaps I missed it, I read this and there is no mention of cholesterol lowering drugs or such, isn't that the topic you bring up here? This is a cholesterol forum, are you making an assumption?
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
The environment this doctor is referring to is an industry wide problem, and in no way excludes cholesterol lowering drugs.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
So just a commentary on this doctor and not really a post related to cholesterol or the cholesterol community, I thought there was an underlying commection but apparently not.

Thanks for clarifying.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
Huge connection. Prescriptions of cholesterol lowering drugs are very much a part of our medical system, and are not immune to what this doctor is talking about.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
I don't see it as relevant to a community about discussing cholesterol. The author did not make any connection, you are making an assumption based on his words and interjecting it as a relevant topic for a point he did not make. Again, I don't see the point in posting it here as I think anything we post here should be about cholesterol and or treatment and not just general strokes based on an assumption.

Juts my opinion, this seems to be misplaced.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
Thats OK iride. I didn't expect you to see.
 
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bobby75703 replied to bobby75703's response:
A Cardiologist shared the link with me, and I passed it along.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
I understand as I get many emails and texts daily from professionals in the medical/research arena, I would love to share them all but some just are not relevant so I don't.
 
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bobby75703 replied to iride6606's response:
I felt it to be relevant. Very relevant because it influences prescribing habits, and cholesterol lowering drugs are among some of the most prescribed drugs.
 
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iride6606 replied to bobby75703's response:
Familial Hypercholesterolemia affects 1 In 300, smoking cessation will not help those individuals and those numbers are far from rare.


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