There's a new drug on the market that's even more effective than statins at reducing LDL. Amgen's Repatha is to cholesterol what the Russian RDS-220 was to Fat Man: it absolutely obliterates your LDL. It is the Mother Of All Cholesterol Bombs.
Unfortunately, it has no effect whatsoever on all-cause mortality. Even more hilariously, it doesn't alter heart attack risk in any meaningful way: "from 4.6 in 100 patients to 3.4 in 100 patients."
Still, it is incredibly, eye-wateringly expensive, and the medical establishment are sure to prescribe quite a lot of it, even if it doesn't work. So, ka-ching!
I'm just wondering how long this ridiculous charade is going to continue before someone finally notices that the emperor has no clothes.