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Is Big Pharma evil? Doctors should share the blame

Is Big Pharma evil? Doctors should share the blame

Despite representing only 4% of the world’s population, the United States accounted for almost 35% ($326 billion) of the global market for pharmaceutical drugs in 2012. Not surprisingly, the pharmaceutical industry’s business practices, considerable marketing budgets, and substantial profits are hotly debated as part of virtually every health policy discussion. But before addressing the possibilit... »

Beta-Blockers Killed 800,000 in 5 Years—“Good Medicine” or Mass Murder?

Beta-Blockers Killed 800,000 in 5 Years—“Good Medicine” or Mass Murder?

Most people assume that scientific integrity is somehow assured; that there are safeguards along the way, preventing fraudulent research from harming patients reports Dr Mercola in this great article. Unfortunately, scientific misconduct has become a very serious and widespread problem that threatens the entire paradigm of science-based medicine—unless changes are made. Again and again, papers ass... »

An “Everyday” Drug Causes Acute Liver Damage

An “Everyday” Drug Causes Acute Liver Damage

Natural Health reports that according to the FDA, acetaminophen—the active ingredient in Tylenol—was the leading cause of acute liver failure in Americans between 1998 and 2003. There is no reason to think this has changed since. Every year, 78,000 people go to the emergency room from intentional or accidental acetaminophen overdose; 33,000 are hospitalized, at last count 458 die (2006 data). The ... »

Great! That’s all we need… More folks eligible for statins.

Great! That’s all we need… More folks eligible for statins.

Found a great article I would like to share with you that was published in the WSJ yesterday Basically the recommended guidelines for assessing people at risk is to be abandoned which in turn could more than double the number of Americans who qualify for statins. As you all know from regularly reading this blog… ‘if people concentrated on the prevention ( diet, cleanses, exercise etc) ... »

Antibiotics – Is there another way?

Antibiotics – Is there another way?

Many thanks to our regular contributor Amy Lansky PhD for this thought provoking article… Amy was a Silicon Valley computer scientist when her life was transformed by the miraculous homeopathic cure of her son’s autism. The Promise of Homeopathy, now one of the best-selling introductory books on homeopathy worldwide can be bought direct from her site here We also have the best homeopat... »

Doctors left in the dark about drug testing and trials

Doctors left in the dark about drug testing and trials

Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and science writer. As of 2012 he is Wellcome research fellow in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is the author of Bad Science which has sold over 400,000 copies, is published in 18 countries, and reached #1 in the UK paperback non-fiction charts, and Bad Pharma: How drug companies mislead and harm patients, which ... »

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