At least that is the latest message from the American College of Physicians official meeting in New Orleans a couple of months ago. Unless the public actually goes to some of the conferences where physicians hear what they are supposed to believe and think, it is often difficult to figure out why they advise us the way they do. Dr Douglas Paauw from the University of Washington tells us that if patients complain, just stop the drug, then restart it to see if it’s just all a placebo effect. No discussion of genetics, the true toxicity of statins, or why they are even prescribed (newest studies cite that cholesterol does not matter). Patients are just fakers.