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Mission to Save Lives or Sell More Drugs? : Forbes India

Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced "as is" below:   by Pravin Palande, Neelima Mahajan-Bansal, Shishir Prasad | Sep 14, 2009 | Original Article When Radhika Nayyar, 47, at last agreed to take drugs to lower her cholesterol level, her cardiologist felt he had scored a mini victory. For months, the good doctor had tried to persuade her to go on a dosage of statins but she stoutly refused to do so. As the world’s largest selling drugs, statins have convinced millions of their power to reduce cholesterol and thereby the risk of heart attacks, but Nayyar is one of those other millions who believe them to be at best pills of dubious credibility and at worst, a tool of corporate conspiracy against humanity.“Last time you ignored my prescription,” her doctor, a cardiologist, would say. “But one more time I’m requesting you to go on statins,” he would add painstakingly. But Nayyar would resist: “I am not classified as a heart patient. So why should I take drugs?” Just yesterday, we were discussing Cholestrol levels in Medimanage Video Library Sessions. We discussed the thresholds, the causes, treatments  - the basics. The discussion reminded me of this article below from Forbes India, which touches upon, the umpteen number of instances, when Pharma companies lure Doctors to prescribe drugs, which may actually not necessary in the ideal sense. Article reproduced . . .

How fun can change behaviour - Lovely Video!

Just came across this lovely video from Volkswagen which appeals to bring lateral thoughts in improving routine behaviour. Behavior or Lifestyle is the root cause of being or not being Healthy. If being healthy can be fun... it would be so much more exciting and motivate more people to do stuff. Check the video. You will love it!   Jiyo Healthy, Mahavir . . .

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