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A Fervent Call for Sustainable Health Care

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
         " A Return to Healing" Blog:  Fri, 03/12/2010 - 22:23 — BBelitsos A great disappointment has descended upon the majority of Americans. Both the left and the right feel let down by the federal government’s strangely inadequate package of health care reforms that is about to be...

A Return To Healing Chapter 4: How Well Is America's Health Care System Working?

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Half of all Americans have a chronic disease, we cannot sustain the cost of health care, and the safety of medical practice has been called into question. Profit, not service, has become the metric for success. Corporate America now controls health care.         A Return to Healing: Chapter 5  

A Return To Healing Chapter 5: The Karma of Big Pharma: Questioning the Drug Industry

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Big Pharma ties to Congress, physicians, and medical institutions. The FDA controls the way medicine is practiced. Big Pharma's advertising is a story of perfection in sales success. Direct to consumer ads, bribes to Congress, funding of research and of medical education, and even of the FDA are ways Big Pharma control the way medicine is practiced. It's...

A Return To Healing Chapter 9: The Imperative of Health Care Reform

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
The catastrophe of health care cost is sustained by Big Pharma and the insurance industry. Shifting to wellness and prevention and health care for every American is sensible but challenging because the powerful financial tentacles of big business.. True health care reform requires medical freedom and a model where service becomes the metric for success, not return...

Anti-Psychotic Drugs and Clotting

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
Modern anti-psychotic drugs increase the risk of serious blood clots. The incidence is low, but its effects can be serious and possibly affect arterial clotting also; this could cause heart attacks and strokes. These drugs block dopamine receptors. They make many billions of dollars every year for Big Pharma. They also increase the risk for type 2 diabetes and...

Antidepressant Drugs: Do They Work?

submitted by: admin on 05/13/2015
Do antidepressants work? A recent review of 82 medical journal articles that included both published and unpublished articles showed that antidepressant pills work no better than placebo. This shocking expose verifies that pharmaceutical companies withhold data that does not suit their ability to sell drugs and exaggerate those that do. The sad part of this story...

Are MDs Sleep Deprived?

submitted by: admin on 05/19/2015
We all know that doctors in training are sleep deprived. Recent data shows that a lot of practicing MDs are also sleep deprived. Lack of sleep leads to medical errors and patient suffering and mortality. MDs in training are abused because of the fraternal nature of medical training and also because it saves millions of dollars for training programs to work MDs...

Banning Direct to Consumer Ads

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they sell prescription...

Big Pharma Kickbacks to Pediatricians

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
Antidepressants in kids are poorly regulated by the FDA even though their safety and effectiveness is debatable. Forrest Labs was caught bribing pediatricians with grants, speaking engagements, dinners, etc. This is the rule rather than the exception. Profit is the bottom line that determines what Big Pharma will do to sell whatever they can.

Big Pharma's Karma

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
It has become common knowledge that the pharmaceutical industry is loyal to its investors as its primary function. The atrocities it has committed are shocking and it is time for the FDA to begin regulating safety to protect the US public.      

Can the Government Keep a Close Watch on Insurance?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
During the early post-health care reform era, HHS claimed to be keeping a close watch on insurance companies to make sure they comply with their new regulations. There is great reason to doubt that this will be so easy in view of how insurance companies had such a powerful influence in protecting their interests.    

Can We Trust Mainstream Medical Therapies

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
We have a strong faith that medicine is scientific and accurate. Whoever funds a clinical trial has a conflict of interest because profit is their motive and they have an investment in it coming out a certain way. Big pharma protects their investments and spend an enormous amount of money trying to convince MDs to use their products. They are a major funder of...

Consumer Drug Ads

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they sell prescription...

Cosmetic Ingredient Review by the FDA with Stacy Malkan

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The cosmetic trade association does cosmetic ingredient reviews. The organization is composed of cosmetic manufacturers and people who they select to review their products for safety issues. The conflict of interest has led to a very poor job and for the most part this industry is not adequately regulated; the fox is guarding the hen house. There are...

Cost of Excessive Medical Testing

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The American College of Physicians is creating guidelines to control overtesting and overtreatment. They estimate we spend $250 billion in unnecessary tests every year. Some of the reason is that MDs feel they need to practice defensive medicine, but there are also conflicts of interest related to investments they have made in purchasing medical testing equipment....

Cutting Health Care Costs

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
America spends 2.3 trillion dollars on health care and yet 46 million working Americans still do not have health insurance. The insurance industry only cares about profits. We need to consider a national insurance option for competition.

Direct to Consumer Ads, Why?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they sell prescription...

Direct to Consumer Ads: Should They be Allowed?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they...

Direct to Consumer Ads: Should They Be Allowed?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they sell prescription...

Do Direct to Consumer Ads Work?

submitted by: admin on 05/25/2019
The karma of Big Pharma is revealed in a discussion of the business orientation and lack of ethics. Direct to consumer ads are banned in all countries except the US and New Zealand. Big pharma spends billions every year on DTC ads. Profit is the purpose. More money is spent on advertizing that on research! We are clearly susceptible to DTC ads, they sell prescription...