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Bringing Medicine to Third World Countries

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Big pharma uses third world countries to test their drugs on. They do this because it is cheaper and they have far more latitude in taking risks with those people who agree to participating in the clinical trials. The WHO should step up to the plate to monitor these experiments, but so far this has not happened. When people are harmed by the trials, this process...

Chelation Therapy, Does it Work? with Ellie Hynote, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
At last there is a long term NIH-funded study to determine whether or not chelation therapy works for people with coronary heart disease. Controversy and political pressure are affecting whether or not the study will be completed.              

Choosing the Right Probiotic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Choosing the right probiotic is not an easy task. Few are studied in clinical trials, so it is difficult to know which ones will work best. One product, VSL #3) is considered a medical food by the FDA and has been studied in 80 clinical trials and delivers up to 900 million live microbes with a diverse combination of friendly flora that includes various...

Diet Soda Addiction

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
Can People become addicted to Diet Soda?  While controversial, research has shown that some people can become addicted to diet soda.  Using fMRI's, scientists can see that the aspartame affects the pleasure centers of the brain, much like sugar does. Some people will actually "chain drink" diet soda and can go through withdrawals when...

Ethical Issues in Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Yale School of Medicine researchers found a clinical trial with neurontin was a seeding trial used by Big Pharma to promote the drug and increase prescriptions. Seeding trials are not illegal but are unethical because they offer no research. They took advantage of 2700 patients and 772 investigators to complete the publication. These people gained nothing for...

How Many Influenza Deaths in Children were there in 2010?

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
The CDC reported there were 115 deaths in kids under the age o 18 in the year 2010. A closer look reveals that half of these deaths (58) were in kids who were immunocompromised, so the vaccine would not likely have been of any benefit. Of those who died, about 1/3 were immunized, which means that the vaccine did no good. Now we're down to 38 kids under the...

IV Vitamin C for Cancer Treatment

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  The story on whether or not intravenous vitamin C works has been ongoing for more than 40 years, when Linus Pauling began studing this treatment. The clinical trials that have been completed are controversial and have led to arguing. Studies on oral vitamin C show it does not work. However, intravenous treatment vitamin C leads to much higher levels...

Mental Health Drug Research Biased

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, presentations at the American Psychiatric Association only include research that is supports drugs studied in research. Of 278 studies presented over the past 2 years, 195 were supported by big pharma and 83 from other sources. Among those funded by the industry, none presented showed a negative...

Public Disclosure of Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
A lack of openness about designs and results of clinical trials, coupled with inadequate oversight of off-label use of drugs and adaverse events, puts consumers of health products at risk. There is also the aspect that government sponsored clinical trials are paid for by the public, yet they must purchase the information when results are published in medical...

Should Medical Research Forego Placebo Testing?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
  The results of a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial re-opened debate on whether it is ethical to conduct placebo-controlled studies because it puts those in the placebo group at the disadvantage of not being in the treatment arm. One could make the point that placebo is not really necessary because all that needs to be done is to see if patients...

Should Participation in Vaccine Trials be Mandated?

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
  Two MDs from Oxford, England published an article in the AMA's Journal of Ethics stating that they would consider forcibly injecting experimental vaccines "for the greater good of society." However, they preferred that a mandated choice required by law to compel people to state in advance their willingness to participate in vaccine trials. This...

The FDA's Criteria for Approving New Drugs Will Blow Your Mind

submitted by: admin on 02/09/2014
According to a Yale School of Medicine study published in the January 22, 2014 issue of JAMA, reviewed 188 drugs and technologies from 2005-2012 and documented that more than 1/3 of the drugs were approved not only on the basis of a single clinical trial, but also were often small, short, and involved surrogate metrics rather than clear clinical endpoints. It...

Unnecessary Clinical Trials

submitted by: admin on 06/15/2024
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