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Speaking the Truth about Cardiac Drugs and Diets - The Important Need for us to Obtain Objective Scientific Measurement

Richard M. Fleming1*, Matthew R. Fleming1 and Tapan K. Chaudhuri2

1FHHI-OmnificImaging-Camelot, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, USA

*Address for Correspondence: Richard M. Fleming, FHHI-OmnificImaging-Camelot, Los Angeles, CA, USA, Tel: +818-210-6930; ORCID ID: 0000-0001-9964-1518; E-mail: drrichardmfleming@gmail.com

Submitted: 07 January 2020; Approved: 05 February 2020; Published: 10 February 2020

Citation this article: Fleming RM, Fleming MR, Chaudhuri TK. Speaking the Truth about Cardiac Drugs and Diets - The Important Need for us to Obtain Objective Scientific Measurement. Sci J Womens Health Care. 2020;3(1): 003-004.

Copyright: © 2020 Fleming RM, et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited

Keywords: FMTVDM; Big pharma; Statins; Inflammation; Diets; LowCarb diets

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The use of HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors, colloquially known as statins, represent one of the most prescribed class of medications in history, exceeding 200 million prescriptions per year in the U.S. alone [1]. The confounding variable of adult onset diabetes (T2D) has added hundreds of millions of additional prescriptions to what are already prescribed [1] in a battle surrounding the inflammatory diseases plaguing modern civilization - diabetes, coronary artery disease and obesity [2]. Coupled with more than 10 million diagnostic studies done per year looking for heart disease [3], and the misrepresentation of how those drugs work [4], and you have a milieu for over prescription fueled by Big Pharma.

In addition to what is published about these drugs, are the unpublished studies one is only privy to as a reviewer for medical journals and conference presentations. Being such a reviewer, the first author has had the opportunity to see information, which most physicians remain unaware of. This information would undoubtedly modify the prescribing practice of many medical colleagues.

One of the staunchest critics of statin use is Dr. Aseem Malhotra. While Dr. Malhotra and the first author may disagree on which diets work best to address these inflammatory diseases - something we still need to address [5] particularly in light of the most recently retrospective study now being discussed [6] - we do agree on the need for more transparency over how these drugs are prescribed, their actual benefit versus side-effect profiles, and whether they truly provide the promised benefit to survival and quality of life. The only way to do this is to conduct a study quantifying changes in CAD following treatment [7].

The over prescription of drugs, either through misrepresentations made to the FDA or overzealous marketing to physicians needs to be addressed. This over prescription has burdened the health care system without demonstrating the benefit promised. If these drugs truly provide enhanced length and quality of life for those taking them, then there should be no problem with increased transparency and discussion of their benefits and risks.

We would also point out that such studies do not exist for dietary outcomes absent the semi-quantitative studies we have discussed previously [5] and there are absolutely no dietary studies, which have been done for LowCarb diets showing improvement or stabilization of CAD. The people of Oz may have been happy to listen to the man behind the curtain - but we do not live in Oz and such discussions and transparency are long overdue.


FMTVDM issued to first author.

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  4. Fleming RM, Chaudhuri TK, McKusick A. The FDA, HHS, Sestamibi redistribution and quantification. Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2019; 3: 47-69. 2581-5423. http://bit.ly/2Uun0er   
  5. Fleming RM, Fleming MR, Chaudhuri TK. Are we prescribing the right diets and drugs for CAD, T2D, cancer and Obesity? Int J Nuclear Med Radioactive Subs. 2019; 2: 1-2. http://bit.ly/31uABE5
  6. Robin WMV, Dena Z, Mi Ah Han, Regina El Dib, Max ZBA, Kirolos Milio, et al. Red and processed meat consumption and risk for all-cause mortality and cardiometabolic outcomes. A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies. Ann Intern Med. 2019. PubMed: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31569213
  7. The Fleming Method for Tissue and Vascular Differentiation and Metabolism (FMTVDM) using same state single or sequential quantification comparisons. http://bit.ly/2vSrFN4