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A Return To Healing Chapter 3: How Scientific is Scientific Medicine?

submitted by: admin on 03/27/2015
    Proclaiming to be scientific and being scientific are two different things. Medical research and practice have about 15% solid science. The model of practice is narrowly focused on pharmacology and technology that treats symptoms, not the cause of illness. We are at war with nature and fail to address the natural healing capacity of the...

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  

Actos and Bladder Cancer

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
Both Germany and France have taken Actos off the market because of an increased risk of getting bladder cancer. The US is taking no action. Global sales of Actos are in the vicinity of $5 billion annually. All three "glitazone" drugs for type 2 diabetes have a poor track record. Rezulin was taken off the market more than a decade ago because it caused...

Actos: Can it Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

submitted by: admin on 05/07/2015
  Drugs that increase the sensitivity of insulin in theory should be effective in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes. However, the glitazone drugs have turned out to have serious side effects that limit their use in clinical practice. The drug, Actos, is the one glitazone that could possibly be safe and effective in both the prevention and treatment...

Adverse Effects of Statins

submitted by: admin on 05/08/2015
Whenever  drug is criticised, big pharma comes to the rescue to salvage profits. What else would you expect when the reason big pharma exists is to make profits for their shareholders. Last year (2013) the British Medical Journal printed an article that criticized a previous article published in the same journal that suggested extending treatment with statins...

American Cancer Society Waffles on Need for Screening Tests for Cancer

submitted by: admin on 06/18/2016
  In a field plagued by frequent controversy, the American Cancer Society (ACS) claims to have taken a major step forward to provide transparency in how justified it is in recommending cancer screening tests. It blames oncologists with a conflict of interest...what would you expect from an organization that depends on income from big pharma and the mammography...

American Psychiatrists Says No to Big Pharma Gifts

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
There is a huge conflict of interest between Big Pharma and medical education. The American Psychiatric Association recognizes this and pledges to refuse financial support for their educational seminars. Psychopharmacology is replacing psychology! Medical education has moved from the couch to a pill box!.            

Americans Demand More Medical Research

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
In a recent public poll, it was found that 72% of Americans want to expand medical research as soon as possible. They feel that research is the way to improve health globally, that we need more science, technology, math, and engineering, that the military deserves better health care, are willing to share personal health records, and conduct research on how to...

Americans Distrust the Medical Profession

submitted by: admin on 05/12/2015
A Harvard study that was published in the October issue of the NEJM, documented that Americans are considerably less trusting of the medical profession compared to people in most other industrialized countries. Low income Americans are the worst hit and are three times less likely to skip doctor visits, fill prescriptions, or obtain tests, treatment, and follow...

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...

Big Pharma Disclosesures on MD Payments

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The pharmaceutical companies regularly entice physicians to use and support their products by giving them perks. At last they are being required to disclose their financial and other gifts so that their behavior is transparent.        

Bringing Transparency to Big Pharmas Research

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The European "FDA" or European Medicines Agency (EMA) is in the process of opening its drug industry's research to independent researchers  so they can test company claims and expose product deficiencies. This will bring long sought after transparency to Big Pharma's research and claims made on their behalf. Both the FDA and...

Cancer Prevention Strategies

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Lifestyle is the key to cancer prevention. Smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, exposure to toxins, stress, and lack of sleep are very important factors in causing cancer. Fast food is nutrient poor and calorie dense and are loaded with toxins. Detoxification is very important to keep immunity strong.    

Cancer Studies Downplay Chemotherapy Side Effects

submitted by: admin on 03/12/2014
According to the January 2013 issue of Annals of Oncology, the side effects of chemotherapy are left out of the articles. Investigators are going overboard to make their studies look as positive as possible. Two thirds of 164 studies were found to downplay the side effects of chemotherapy. This, of course, leads oncologists to treatment protocols that don't...

Carotid Ultrasounds are a Business

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
How information is presented to a patient has a lot to do with what choices they make for treatment of carotid artery lesions. When subjects were given descriptively rather than statistically, they tended to choose surgical remedies. There are many screens for arteriosclerosis that lead to more surgical business. In asymptomatic patients the carotid ultrasound...

CDC Says 2013 Flu is now an Epidemic

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  According to the CDC influenza has reached epidemic proportions. The "exaggerati" are back at work spreading fear and panic to the American people. After the lies and deception the CDC published durig the swine flu in 2009-10 it is amazing they have the audacity to continue spreading their propaganda. It seems that the people benefiting...

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.      

Conflicts of Interest with Pink Ribbon Leaders

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Most people think that "Pink Ribbon" leaders are doing a great job in helping prevent the breast cancer epidemic. However, they are sponsored by cosmetic companies that include products that cause cancer; this includes Estee Lauder, Avon, and Revlon. Breast Cancer Awareness Month was started by a drug company, Astra Zenica, that sells chemotherapy...

Congress and Lobbyists in Washington DC

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Lobbyists from Big Pharma and the insurance industry spent $500 million trying to bribe congress to limit health care reform. It worked. We must understand this a take action to stop the process.          

Congress to Relax FDA Rules on Drug Conflicts of Interest

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Congress is considering relaxing FDA rules on drug conflicts of interest. The FDA has taken the position that it is very difficult to recruit highly qualified people onto committees that determine whether or not a drug will be approved by the FDA. They say that 23% of FDA Advisory Panels have vacancies and that people who are the most knowledgeable should be...