Please check out the other articles on this blog that speak to the cholesterol scam...to understand why cholesterol drugs for kids OR adults ...is a bad idea
Children need cholesterol from healthy animal fats that are from properly raised animals on pasture. Cholesterol is a required substance for healthy brain growth and development. The real suspect in obesity is a high carb diet laden with food additives and highly processed vegetable oils.Often obesity and high cholesterol in children (what they TERM high cholesterol may not even be a bad thing) is said to run in families and that its genetic. I don't doubt that it runs in families but is this due to inherited genetics or family food habits? It appears the drug companies keep lowering the number it takes to qualify for "high cholesterol". Please read more at the link above so we can raise healthy children on traditional foods. The children are our future. God help us to see the Truth before its too late. We need more research to discover whether or not low blood cholesterol is dumbing down the population. There is no dispute that we need to eat healthier.....but this should NOT include eliminating nature's most dense sources of nutrients....animal proteins and fats. Because cholesterol is so important for brain function AND immune function....it leads one to wonder why they are trying so hard to lower it...with diet and drugs.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Pfizer “Chewable” Lipitor Approved by EU For Treating Children 10 Years Old and Up
Whether your knew it or not, Lipitor has been approved for use with children for a number of years here in the US as well. Lipitor is due to come off patent at the end of 2011 and it appears we are seeing some interesting marketing here to try to ensure the blockbuster drug’s continued use. What’s coming next an inhaled version of the drug or maybe chewing gum?
Part of the reason for the chewable version goes back to allowing the drug company to get an additional 6 months of patent protection if they test with children, so no big surprise here with the reasoning as to why children may have been included. I wonder myself how many children are actually taking Lipitor? BD
TRENTON, N.J. – The European Union has approved a new chewable form of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor for children 10 and up with high levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides, a type of blood fat, Pfizer said Tuesday.
The approval includes children whose high blood fats are due to an inherited disease that causes extremely high cholesterol levels, familial hypercholesterolemia.
New York-based Pfizer Inc. won U.S. approval for Lipitor use in children 10 to 17 with that condition in 2002.
Until recently, cholesterol drugs have been primarily taken by adults with heart disease, but their use has expanded to younger patients as more obese, sedentary teenagers and adolescents develop heart disease and diabetes.