The fact that defibrilation helps some people is evidence that tends to suggest that it will help other people. That isn't absolute proof, but it certainly is suggestive.
So lie down here and I'll get the paddles.
The U.S. DOES spend billions on statins. That wasn't a guess. You fave to factor in my other complaint, prescribing the latest and greatest expensive drugs when the generic would do.
You're the only one talking about blocking drugs from the market. I'm talking about using them appropriately based on evidence and preferring drugs with a longer track record for prudent risk management. I have never suggested blocking any drug from the market in this conversation.
Note that whiskey also helps cholesterol. A few shots a week should do the trick and be much cheaper. Statins should be second line for people who cannot take alcohol.