"We all sort of live in the Pharaoh's court."
- SAMUEL WANN,a doctor at the Wisconsin Heart Hospital, after researchers found signs of heart disease in 3,500-year-old mummies, on the similarities between the high-fat diets of rich ancient Egyptians and modern humans
"I'm terribly disappointed for my patients. This drug, if it worked, would probably have been the largest-selling pharmaceutical in history."
- Dr. Steven E. Nissenlead investigator in an early clinical trial of torcetrapib, a heart-disease medication that Pfizer has shelved
"We've become a couch potato culture — it's a lot easier to pop a pill.
- DR. ROBERT EPSTEINchief medical officer at Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based Medco, on the study that shows more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems — often linked to heart disease, obesity and diabetes
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