Just like a recent study of niacin + laropripant vs placebo can only tell you about the combination drug, yet the lay press and our health care pundits are impugning the repetition of niacin by generalizing. But what if the negative outcomes were due to laropripant? We've conveniently forgotten how to interpret studies, just like a decade ago when we studied Premarin or PremPro in women >10yrs post-menopause. In our haste to place the blame on someone/something, we sacrificed (conjugated equine) Estrogen when a decade's time in front of the retrospectograph suggests that Women's Health Initiative only applies to asymptomatic post-menopausal women 10 years after menopause .
Let's not forget history and end up repeating it again.
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