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The statin wars expose 2 factions in medicine

It is the beauty of evidence-based medicine (EBM) that a scientist can at once be a Pope and a Galileo. His transmutation is as effortless as it is discretionary. If you think you’ve met Galileo — a rebel, a free thinker, a rocker of the establishment — the following week he is a Pope, castigating […]
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