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Saturday, August 22, 2020

2009 SWINE FLU PANDEMIC

2009 Swine flu was a false pandemic; Drug companies made additional $18B from fear created

Here is a one-minute video clip of the television coverage of the 2009 Swine flu pandemic.

The 2009 Swine flu pandemic was a “false” pandemic.

The WHO overestimated predicted deaths as much as 49-fold.

The WHO estimated that 2.0 to 7.4 million people could die worldwide, whereas the CDC estimates that only 151,000 to 575,000 people died worldwide.

More than half the experts who were advising WHO (11 of 20) had ties to drug companies.

Drug companies made an additional $18 billion in revenues from the fear created.

 

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DRUG COMPANY LIES

Purpose of drug company sponsored studies is to maximize profits, NOT health

The purpose of drug-company-sponsored drug studies is to maximize profits for the drug companies notes John Abramson, MD from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, author of the book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. How The Pharmaceutical Companies Are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors, And Threatening Your Health.

“So what are dedicated clinicians to do?” Abramson asks in an article published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005.

“The first step is to give up the illusion that the primary purpose of modern medical research is to improve Americans’ health most effectively and efficiently.

“In our opinion, the primary purpose of commercially funded clinical research is to maximize financial return on investment, not health.”

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DRUG COMPANIES

Drug researchers often do NOT have access to their own data in drug-company-sponsored studies

Researchers who do drug studies that are paid for by the drug companies often do NOT have access to the data from their own trials notes John Abramson, MD from Harvard Medical School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, author of the book Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. How The Pharmaceutical Companies Are Corrupting Science, Misleading Doctors, And Threatening Your Health.

“However, the drug companies typically retain control over the data from their sponsored trials so the majority of the researchers don’t have open access to the results from their own studies,” Abramson writes in an article published in The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine in 2005.

“The editors, peer reviewers, and editorial writers who are trusted to evaluate the accuracy of the analyses are thus often not able to do so.”

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

DRUG STUDIES

I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by drug companies

I no longer believe drug studies paid for by the drug companies or drug researchers paid by the drug companies.

I know what they are all going to say.

They are all going to say, “These drugs are safe and effective and more people should use them.”

This is because the ONLY people the drug companies will hire are those people who will say these things and will help them to sell more drugs.

They will NEVER hire anyone who says anything else.

Therefore, I no longer believe drug studies or drug researchers paid by the drug companies.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatric drugs do ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD

“Our citizens would be far better off if we removed all the psychotropic drugs from the market, as doctors are unable to handle them,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

“It is inescapable that their availability creates more harm than good.”

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS

Psychiatric drugs create ‘more harm than good’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD

“In 2012, I found out that the ten biggest drug companies in the world commit repeated and serious crimes to such a degree that they fulfill the criteria for organised crime under US law,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

“They involve colossal thefts of public monies and they contribute substantially to the fact that our drugs are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.”

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DRUG COMPANY LIES

‘Drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs’ notes Prof. Peter Gotzsche, MD

“The main reason we take so many drugs is that drug companies don’t sell drugs, they sell lies about drugs,” notes Prof. Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD, author of the new book “Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare”.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

AVANDIA

Diabetes drug Avandia increases heart attacks 43%; Glaxo stole manuscript says Dr. Steve Nissen

The diabetes drug Avandia (Rosiglitazone Maleate) increases the risk of heart attack by 43% according to a study by Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

In an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box on Feb 22, 2010, Dr. Nissen noted that Glaxo, the maker of Avandia, stole a copy of his manuscript -- or as Mike Huckman of CNBC stated, they were given a copy of the manuscript by one of the peer reviewers for the New England Journal of Medicine, who later claimed he wasn't feeling well, and didn't know what he was doing.

Dr. Nissen said that after determining that the study was scientifically correct, Glaxo then planned a Public Relations campaign to discredit it. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Thursday, February 04, 2010

MEDICAL SOCIETIES

A Small Ray Of Sunshine? By Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Drug companies sponsor medical societies)

Finally, a sign that some ‘Opinion leaders’ may be finding themselves a trifle uncomfortable with the stench of corruption. Nose plugs only work for so long. Here is a clip from an article found in a newsletter sent out to pharmaceutical executives.

(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

MEDICAL JOURNALS HAVE BECOME MARKETING ARMS FOR DRUG COMPANIES

Gosh, Really, You Don’t Say By Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Medical journals and drug companies)

Sometimes you read something of such blinding obviousness (if that is actually a word), that you wonder why anyone even bothered writing it at all. You know the sort of thing - ‘constant criticism of children does not lead to a sense of self-worth.’ ‘A centralized command economy does not create wealth for citizens.’

(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
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Friday, January 22, 2010

‘Pharmaceutical Industry Opposition to Reimportation ‘Financial Suicide,’ Pfizer’s Rost Says

Time For A Conspiracy Theory Or Two by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Drug companies & importation of drugs)

‘Pharmaceutical companies are being led by "dinosaurs who are committing financial suicide" by opposing US residents' reimportation of lower-cost drugs from abroad, Peter Rost, a vice president of marketing at... Pfizer, said in a speech at the Minnesota Senior Federation Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.


(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

DRUG COMPANIES BUY INFLUENCE EVERYWHERE

‘Armed and Dangerous’ – Wake up Call by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick (Drug companies buy i

For some time now, I have been following the work of a UK parliamentary committee which has been looking into the activities of the pharmaceutical companies, and their influence over the healthcare system. Whilst this committee was sitting you could even watch the proceedings on television, although I wouldn’t recommend it - other than as a cure for insomnia.


(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .)

"Many a man stumbles across the truth, then picks himself up and hurries on as though nothing had happened."

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

He Who Pays The Piper Calls The Tune by Malcolm Kendrick, MD

And what song do we expect the pharmaceutical company wishes to hear sung by international medical opinion leaders? In general it goes like this ‘Use more of the new expensive drugs. For they will make you well.’ To the tune of Amazing Grace.

How much money does it take to get an international opinion leader to sing for their supper? That depends. In the case of Dr Bryan Brewer, a leader at the National Institutes of Health, it took $57,000/year.

‘Brewer, as a leader at the NIH was part of a team that gave the nation new cholesterol guidelines that were expected to prompt millions more people to take the daily pill. He also has written favourably of a specific brand of cholesterol medication, Crestor, which recently proved controversial.

What doctors were not told for years is this. While making recommendations in the name of the NIH, Brewer was working for the companies that sell the drugs. Government and company records show that from 2001 to 2003, he accepted about $114,000 in consulting fees from four companies making or developing cholesterol medications, including $31,000 from the maker of Crestor (AstraZeneca)’

-- Los Angeles Times, Jan 11, 2005

(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

UNETHICAL PRACTICES OF THE DRUG COMPANIES

The Constant Gardener, By Malcolm Kendrick, MD - Unethical practices of the drug industry

Some of you may observe the actions of the pharmaceutical industry and wonder why, from a PR perspective, it seems intent on taking dead aim somewhere between the second and third metacarpals (bones in the feet, in case you were wondering), then determinedly pulling the trigger. Not once, but time and time again. To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movie The Terminator, “I use an Uzi nine millimetre.”

(This article was written by Malcolm Kendrick, MD, author of the wonderful, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting book The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It .) Read the entire article | Email this article
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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

DRUG COMPANIES

The sale of psychiatric drugs is marketing, not science, says former drug sales rep

"[ The sale of psychiatric drugs is ] marketing… not science… It has nothing to do with science," says former drug sales rep Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau in this YouTube video.

Kathleen was a sales rep for the drug industry for 10 years.

"We did a lot of lunches and dinners, and brought in speakers, and those speakers were, obviously, paid by us.

"And we would waive the renowned studies at them from renowned journals, but, of course, we would never say that these studies were paid for by our [ drug ] company…

"And that the [ paper ] was written by a ghost writer who was paid by our [ drug ] company…

"Or that our [ drug ] company does a ton of advertising in that particular medical journal.

"We'd never say that.

Kathleen is with The Citizens Commission on Human Rights.

A related organization is the The Citizens Commission on Human Rights International.
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Comment: I would contend this is true for all drugs -- cholesterol drugs, blood pressure drugs, diabetes drugs, sleep drugs, etc, not just psychiatric drugs. The ridiculous notion of "Prehypertension" is an example of this. More on this below. Read the entire article | Email this article
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Monday, September 21, 2009

RICHARD MOORE, MD, PHD

Richard Moore, MD, PhD: Drugs are not the answer to hypertension

In 1986, professor and research scientist, Richard Moore, MD, PhD, showed in his book "The K Factor: Reversing and Preventing High Blood Pressure Without Drugs", that 95% of the cases of hypertension are due to a low ratio of potassium to sodium in the American diet.

“We did not emphasize it, but since you can't repair a dietary deficiency with a synthetic chemical [a drug] this clearly indicated that drugs are not the answer for hypertension," Dr. Moore noted.

Dr. Moore also notes that back in the 1980's, the largest blood pressure drug study to-date at that time, which included "17,000 people over a 5-year period, demonstrated that lowering blood pressure with drugs had zero effect on over-all mortality!" Read the entire article | Email this article
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Friday, September 11, 2009

RICHARD MOORE, MD, PHD

Richard Moore, MD, PhD on How Drug Companies Have Changed

This is an excerpt from a letter by Richard Moore, MD, PhD dated August 31, 2009 on how drug companies have changed. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 2:25 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, August 15, 2009

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how they minimized the appearance of side effects

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how they would minimize the appearance of side effects of drugs when doctors would express concerns about adverse effects. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 9:08 am | [0] comments

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how minimization of side effects lead to injuries and death

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how she witnessed that her minimization of side effects of drugs lead to patients being injured or killed. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 8:50 am | [0] comments

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how the U.S. FDA is in bed with the drug companies

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now in bed with the pharmaceutical industry. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 8:24 am | [0] comments

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how psychiatric drugs caused many of the problems they saw

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how how Psychiatric Drugs can cause brain damage and many side effects often thought to be due to a mental illness, when, in fact, they are caused by the drug itself. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 8:17 am | [0] comments

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how they blamed Scientology if someone was against psychiatric drugs

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how if someone was against psychiatric drugs, they would say they were a Scientologist because many people dismiss Scientology or Scientologists as quacks. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Aug 15, 2009 8:04 am | [0] comments

DRUG COMPANY SALES REP

Drug company salesman tells how they profiled doctors in order to maximize their influence

Gwen Olsen, author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher", who worked as a sales representative for the drug companies for 15 years calling on doctors, tells how they were trained to profile doctors in order to maximize their influence of doctors about the drugs they were trying to sell. Read the entire article | Email this article
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