In a rare display of sanity, the FDA has, for a third time denied Merck’s applications to sell Mevacor over the counter. They noted that “high cholesterol is a chronic condition lacking overt symptoms, unlike other health problems that are currently treated over the counter.”
Actually, there is usually a clear symptom: that sausage you’re shoving down your gullet. Knock it off and you won’t need to pay Merck for dangerous chemicals.
While looking up some things about cholesterol on Wikipedia I found someone complaining that “people have been frightened and badgered into eating a tedious and flavorless diet…“ I think that person is tedious and flavorless. And, of course, clueless. My diet has had more flavor since I became vegan. I actually learned to cook, rather than toss a slab of dead animal onto my plate and call it done.