Originally Posted by bombay
The Doc Abides.
Abides what? I accurately cited impeccable sources that identified dangers, sounded warnings and imposed sanctions against acetaminophen-combination medications. Then Doc came in here throwing wild, over the top insults, saying I had no idea what I was talking about when 99% of what I posted was the FDA actions. He called me (the FDA data) "the most dangerous thing ever posted here."
Whatever. Admittedly some of the WebMD NSAIDs stuff he posted was eye-opening, and kappys confirmed some of those concerns. But don't forget an FDA advisory panel (experts) recommended BANNING these acetaminophen-combination drugs nearly three years ago! Yes, they recommended taking Percocet, Tylenol 3, Vicodin, etc ... OFF THE MARKET ENTIRELY!!
That is a VERY big deal. I'll betcha any sum they've never recommended aspirin be banished.
Later Doc tried to play kappys as his supporter, when in reality kappys went out of his way to provide relevant (and welcome) data and info without taking sides.
And what about this from the LANCET article last summer?! He completely avoided these very relevant points:
Originally Posted by Analysis of Lancet article
In 2010 papers in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Lancet showed long-term aspirin use to be the most protective cancer drug yet found.
Gastrointestinal bleeding is clearly an important side-effect of aspirin. But whatever the frequency of bleeding its seriousness does not match that of the diseases aspirin can prevent.
Sidestepping counter-points is always poor debate, especially counterpoints as powerful as these. FWIW, I think Doc is a doctor ... the CV he gurgitated is well stated. But in addition to being a doctor he's also one rude SOB. I always liked him before, but I don't get the anger and insults, and I don't appreciate them.