This article is definitely republished with kind authorization from our close friends at The Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the complete Kaiser Daily Health Plan Survey, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery of in-depth coverage of wellness policy developments, discussions and debates. The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free program of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Panel Kaiser and Company Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. AMA assumes social issues, backs reform, rebuts 100-year trend After a century of health-reform opposition – with highlights such as coining the word socialized remedies, – the American Medical Association is currently helping Democrats’ overhaul efforts, along with taking on a couple of one taboo social issues, NPR’s Health Blog reviews.In an op-ed piece released in the New York Situations, Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic stated, ‘We’re overdosing on cholesterol-lowering statins, and the consequence is actually a sharp increase in type-2 diabetes.’ Statins were used for nearly 20 years before the proof these new dangers emerged in 2010 2010 during an evaluation of a sampling of research covering 91,000 patients. Moreover, there is cause to believe the risk of developing diabetes from the use of statins is far greater than anyone so far has been willing to admit. The obtainable data only cover individuals who’ve been using a statin for under 5 years, which rarely is the case.