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Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk

submitted by: admin on 10/26/2015
  Aspirin has been found to protect against colon cancer and many other solid cancers. However, aspirin also causes GI bleeding in almost everyone over the long haul. A better way to prevent cancer is to clean up our toxic environment and live a healthy lifestyle. Direct to consumer ads give the wrong idea; they give you the idea that it is okay to live...

AstraZeneca Pulls the Plug on Free Trips for Doctors

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  As a pharmaceutical industry first, AstraZeneca is stopping payments to doctors for attending international medical conferences. They are making it sound like they are leaders who want to do the right thing...it only took them half a century to figure this out. Do you think this is a move pressured by something other than their benevolence? Their commenton...

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...

Can the US Economy Afford Preventive Health Care

submitted by: admin on 09/13/2014
US health care depends on our being sick and has become a business as its first priority. That is why we can spend almost three trillion dollars a year and still be ranked 37th in the world in the overall qualiity of health care by the World Health Organization! Throwing dollars at health care does not guarantee high quality health care!  If there was...

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...

Can You Trust Your Doctor to Prescribe the Best Treatment?

submitted by: admin on 06/05/2014
According to a study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that was published in the May 2014 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine, you cannot trust television and magazine ads for US cancer centers. They studied more than 400 ads and report that they mislead patients because they are heavy on emotional appeal and light on the real...

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...

Direct to Consumer Ads, Why?

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2024
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 05/27/2024
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 05/27/2024
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 05/27/2024
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...

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

FAD Medicine, not Bad Medicine with Dr. Richard Kunin

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Looking at medicine as an overview, it seems like things happen in cycles and fads. We have one fad one year, another fad another year, and it seems to change how we practice medicine.  Yet the fads, they die and we have a new integrated approach we take towards the practice of medicine.             

FDA May Allow More Drugs Over-the-Counter

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  The FDA is considering allowing more drugs to become over-the-counter as their patents run out. This, of course, would make it possible for Big Pharma to make greater profits. However, there are serious challenges related to safety in using drugs such as statins and drugs for type 2 diabetes that would emerge. Most people are not sufficiently educated...

Genital Herpes Spreads Without Lesions

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
People who have herpes 2 can spread the virus to their sexual partner even if they do not have a clinical outbreak. Most cases of genital herpes are acquired from people without a clinical history of genital herpes! Transmission likely correlates with the activity of viral shedding from the skin or mucosal surface where it resides. Studies on patients who were...

How Does Cancer Spread?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The role of stem cells in cancer metastasis is addressed. Communication between cancer cells and the tissues where it will eventually spread is discussed. Why cancer cells spread to only certain organs and tissues is addressed.          

How Far Will Big Pharma Go to Market Their Drugs

submitted by: admin on 03/28/2014
A study done at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in March of 2014 documented that just in the District of Columbia, Big Pharma spent nearly $100 milliion on marketing pharmaceutical drugs. More than $30 million was spent on payments and gifts to physicians, hospitals and other health care providers. This included grants,...

How to Prevent the Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  According to the European Society of Cardiology, 80-90% of all cardiovascular disease is preventable and up to 50% could be prevented by imposing population level changes through taxes and regulation of advertising. They recommend population-based interventions from local and national government aimed at unhealthy diets, physical inactivity, and reducing...

Is Avandia Safe?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Avandia remains on the market in the US despite serious health issues that include more than a 50% increase in heart attacks and mortality. All three "glitazones" have safety issues. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because of severe liver disease. The third drug, Actos, remains suspicious but up to this point seems to be somewhat...

Making Choices that Don't Help

submitted by: admin on 05/27/2024
Making bad choices are often conscious. New Year Resolutions and legislation don't work. Education through school programs, family values, and role models are important. DTC and other ads undermine our intelligence.

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