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A Time for Dying

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Dealing with death and dying is a very important issue. For some this is an overwhelming problem and for others it can be a time to make peace with what is happening. We need to come to terms with our situation and make important decisions about how we're going to deal with many challenging issues. Dying people need help with psychospiritual issues as well...

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 06/16/2024
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.

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...

CDC Recommends Swine Flu Vaccine Long After the Epidemic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
All the hullabaloo of the swine flu fiasco, the CDC continues to recommend the H1N1 vaccine. The truth behind this bizarre recommendation is discussed.            

Conflicts of Interest in Health Care Reform

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
True health care reform will never make it to the table when the insurance industry and Big Pharma continue to pour billions of dollars into stopping Congress from addressing this issue. What we will see is a minimum of insurance reform.      

Do MDs Overuse Medicare Services?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Mixing medicine and business lead to conflicts of interest. There are many cases where hospitals, clinics, and MDs overcharge Medicare and situations where they are restricted from delivering good care.

Do You Need A Flu Shot?

submitted by: admin on 11/05/2014
Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki review the history of the swine flu and the politics leading to its being defined a pandemic. You will learn the inside story of the collusion and corruption from the WHO, CDC, and White House. The lack of good science is revealed.      

Does Your Baby Need Baby Wash?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  I never cease to be amazed at the lack of ethics of the pharmaceutical companies and much of the rest of the medical industry. Making a profit is clearly the major objective; service is often merely a convenience. Johnson and Johnson (J & J) are not an exception. In the February 2013 issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal...

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...

Ethics and the Law for Mind Body Healers with Midge Murphy, JD

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Midge wrote a book to guide energy medicine practitioners to protect them from legal issues. Energy boundaries are discussed and case examples given. Evaluating a patient's suitability for this kind of treatment is discussed.        

Falsifying a Resume, Is it Common Among Research Physicians?

submitted by: admin on 06/16/2024
There is big money and prestige in medical research and examples are cited. About 1.5% of researchers anonymously admitted falsifying data. The clinical consequences are serious.

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...

Financial Conflicts of Interest Affect Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Research has documented that 91% of randomized clinical trials that have a financial conflict of interest (FCOI) have a positive outcome compared to those that do not. The most common FCOIs include research grants, employment, honorariums, and share ownership. Of the more than 100 studies reviewed, FCOIs were present more than 50% of the time! This data confirms...

Ghost Writing for Medical Journal Articles

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
Good research is often misrepresented by Big Pharma writers who skew the data to support positive outcomes. They hire ghost writers for this specific purpose. The business of Big Pharma takes precedence over integrity & service.            

HIV and Insurance Rescission

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  Health insurance companies outright cheat many people who develop chronic disease that will cost a lot of money to treat them. Historically, with newly found breast cancer are simply denied further insurance once their diagnosis is made. This is know as recission, and it is illegal, but they do it anyway and usually get away with it because these individuals...

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...

Is Medicine Good Science?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
It is assumed that medical research and practice are basesd on good science? Studies in major peer reviewed journals report that about 15% of medicine is based on solid science. We also have good data showing that very little research is based on solid science. Many examples are given. Conflicts of interest and economic greed are common.          

Johnson & Johnson is Self Destructing

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Johnson and Johnson has had multiple recalls for many of their products such as Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin, Mylanta, Rolaid gels and more. Apparently their products have severe quality control problems that lead to wood, metal, and God knows what else!

Medical Journal Ads: Can You Trust Them?

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  Less than half the claims in ads from top ENT journals are backed by data referenced by the advertiser. The problem is that MDs are swayed by these same ads. A few reputable journals have banned ads, but most have not. Income from journals comes from both subscriptions and from advertisers. Big Pharm knows that for every dollar they spend on an...

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