If you were wealthy and taking the latest and greatest $100 a month anti-hypertensive medication, how would you feel if you found out that an ancient diuretic that cost 4 cents for a six-month supply was superior?
Why, you'd be upset, wouldn't you? You might even find some merit to the manipulative ravings of a pharmaceutical talking head.
Physicians and scientists of all political stripes need to speak out and resist the wanton use of the media to argue scientific points that are so vacant. Rise up and fight! This is identical to the global warming misinformation lobby. You couldn't get this crap published with peer-review!