Ridiculous Study of the Week: Taking Medication

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A new study was done showing that:

People who did not regularly take their medications for high blood pressure and cholesterol had a seven times higher risk of a fatal stroke, compared with those who took the drugs as prescribed, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

So, wait, if you don’t take the medication then bad things can happen?  Isn’t that why we give medications?  So, this study showed treatments work. Well, I guess the only thing to do know is penalize the doctors for patients who don’t take their drugs.  That is the only fair thing to do.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “Ridiculous Study of the Week: Taking Medication

  1. JoAnne
    April 6, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Aren’t we already doing that with “outcomes based” anything?? I can’t control what patients actually do, but I and my organization are penalized if their outcomes don’t meet some arbitrary criteria. Oh, and you and I get the privilege of paying for their self-induced poor-outcome hospitalizations.

  2. Kurt
    April 6, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Go into anesthesia!!

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