A very funny video covering several medical stories –- including the JUPITER/Crestor study -– with great wit. Colbert calls the study “a great breakthrough in the battle to find things prescribe to people who don’t need them.” His response to a doctor, critical of the study, who advises “a cautious approach” to prescribing statins preventatively: “Someone hasn’t gotten enough free Crestor pens!” And Colbert says that the cost of prescribing Crestor ($100 a month) is a “small price to pay to not have the heart attack that there’s no way of knowing if you would have had.” A delightful spoof.
• All Americans will now get Crestor to reduce their CRP to reduce their chances of developing heart disease. • All Americans Will now get lisinopril to prevent the proteinuria they will get from their diabetes they get from Crestor • All Americans will now take metformin to treat the diabetes they developed while taking Crestor
• All Americans will now take Lyrica to prophylax for the the neuropathic pain they will get from developing diabetes while taking Crestor. • All Americans will now take an aspirin to reduce the risk of developing a stroke from the diabetes they got from taking Crestor. • All Americans will now take prilosec to reduce the risk of developing an ulcer from the aspirin they were taking to reduce the risk of stroke due to the diabetes they developed while taking Crestor to reduce their asymptomatic CRP level. • All Americans will now take carvedilol to reduce the risk of death from the coronary artery disease they developed as a result of the diabetes they developed as a result of the Crestor they were taking to reduce their CRP to reduce their chances of developing coronary artery disease.