The Rise of Marketing-Based Medicine - Health Supreme NewsGrabs Monday, 1 February 2010
By the way ... today's date is 01022010 ... if we adopt the European way of writing dates. Palindrome anyone?
The Rise Of Marketing-Based Medicine
"While much excitement has been generated surrounding evidence-based medicine, internal documents from the pharmaceutical industry suggest that the publicly available evidence base may not accurately represent the underlying data regarding its products," they write in Bioethical Inquiry. "We propose that while evidence-based medicine is a noble ideal, marketing-based medicine is the current reality…Although many internal industry documents are legally available on the internet, there are as yet few publications in the biomedical literature based primarily on internal industry sources. These internal documents, as well as material drawn from other sources, provide insight into the intersection between marketing and science within the pharmaceutical industry."
Video: The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods
Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, entertains a wildly appreciative audience with shocking facts about how genetically modified organisms (GMOs) entered our lives. Smith links GMO to toxins, allergies, infertility, infant mortality, immune dysfunction, stunted growth, and death. Whistleblowers were fired, threatened, and gagged, and warnings by FDA scientists were ignored."
Wave Genetics Research Targeted by Russian Academy 'Skeptics'
Perhaps it is no accident that the work of Gariaev and his team has come under attack, since Wave Genetics promises to make today's genetic engineering look like the Wright brothers' first flight, compared with a modern airliner. With huge sums of money invested by the likes of Monsanto and Genentech in today's comparatively very 'old hat' recombinant genetic modification technologies, it is no wonder that those developing the successor technology are being viciously attacked.
Medical students want conventional medicine to include alternative therapies
According to research published in the online edition of the peer-reviewed journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (eCAM), 75 percent of medical students surveyed think it would be beneficial for conventional Western medicine to integrate with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). CAM places emphasis on natural therapies and using the body's own healing powers instead of relying on drugs, vaccines and other standard Western treatments.
Vitamins and Teenagers
Colds, respiratory illnesses, intestinal viruses, mono, and other infectious diseases are constantly present in American schools. In response, my teenage kids have placed four bowls on the kitchen counter - a large one in the middle full of vitamin C surrounded by three smaller bowls of niacin, vitamin D, and thiamine tablets. They help themselves to the vitamins when they feel the need, and many of their friends have adopted the idea as well.
Cannabinoids, Miracle Drug of the 21st Century
by Jeffrey Dach MD
Although cannabis was a medicinal plant for thousands of years, its medical use was suppressed and banned throughout most of the 20th century. Banned in England, Canada and the US in the 1930's, medical cannabis represents the first casualty in a war against natural medicine waged by the pharmaceutical industry.
Disturbing signals: Psychiatrist prescribed deadly drug cocktail
Watching Dr. Kayoko Kifuji testify in Plymouth Superior Court this week, you have to wonder.
Kifuji is the Tufts Medical Center psychiatrist who prescribed boatloads of the powerful drugs that prosecutors say killed 4-year-old Rebecca Riley in December 2006. And in doing so, this highly trained professional - still, incredibly, on the staff of a leading medical institution - managed to miss some screaming warning signs.
US: Historical And Scientific Evidence For Cancer And Other Disease Therapies Banned From Public By FTC, FDA And State Attorneys General
In 2008, FTC did an internet sweep of 130 companies who the FTC said implied that they have effective integrative help for people who have been diagnosed with cancer. In all FTC cases against dietary supplement companies filed last year for allegedly making claims to cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent cancer, not one was based on customer complaints. Instead, all were based on websites seeking to educate the public about the benefits of historically beneficial dietary supplements, including herbs and nutrients that have had significant impact on cancer.
In the majority of these cases, the owners of these companies were required to send out a letter dictated by the FTC to every person who had bought their products, saying "only conventional cancer treatments (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) are scientifically proven to be safe and effective in humans."
Doctor Wakefield 'broke research rules': UK Medical Council
Dr Andrew Wakefield's 1998 Lancet study caused vaccination rates to plummet, resulting in a rise in measles - but the findings were later discredited. The General Medical Council ruled he had acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" in doing his research.In today's pharma-controlled environment it apparently is a crime to raise doubts about vaccine safety, especially if you publish your findings in a medical journal.
Video: Doctor Judges & Juries Hanging Their Own
Comment by Barbara Loe Fisher on the Wakefield case
Swine Flu Didn't Fly
"...by far the best article I've seen to date on the Swine Flu profiteering hoax."
- Evelyn Pringle
Drug firms 'drove swine flu pandemic warning to recoup Â£billions spent on research'
An inquiry heard yesterday that the WHO allegedly softened its criteria for declaring a H1N1 flu pandemic last spring - just weeks before announcing there was a worldwide outbreak.
Critics said the decision was driven by pharmaceutical companies desperate to recoup the billions of pounds they had invested in researching and developing pandemic vaccines after the bird flu scares in 2006 and 2007.
Swine Flu Vaccine Causes Hong Kong Women To Miscarry
AT least seven pregnant women have suffered a miscarriage or fetal deaths after being given the H1N1 vaccine in Hong Kong.
Six had their cases reported to the Center for Health Protection of Hong Kong's Department of Health including four who had been pregnant for no longer than six months, the Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po newspaper reported yesterday.
The seventh, a 39-year-old woman, suffered a miscarriage last Thursday at Princess Margaret Hospital after taking the vaccine last month.
Pfizer settles Trovan action in Nigeria, agrees to compensate victims
As part of an out-of-court settlement, PFIZER has agreed to pay N26 million to each family of the victims of its Trovan vaccine trials in Kano in 2006, provided there is proof of death or permanent incapacitation. (26 million Nigerian Naira are equivalent to 122.000 Euro)
About 200 people took part in the trials which resulted in the death of some patients and the permanent incapacitation of others.
"Under the terms of the settlement, Pfizer and Kano State [also] established a Healthcare/Meningitis Fund from which the study participants can receive financial support."
The Fund will also "underwrite several healthcare initiatives chosen by the Kano State Government that benefit the people of Kano State, totaling $30 million over a period of two years; and reimburse Kano State for $10 million in legal costs associated with the litigation.
Lindsey Nagel nearly died at age 2, from AZT poisoning. Lindsey, now 19, is an active, normal young woman.
Lindsey's parents, Steve and Cheryl Nagel, are interviewed in the documentary, "House Of Numbers," directed by Brent Leung. In the movie they describe what happened to their daughter, Lindsey, back in the early 90's, and how they fought the doctors who threatened to remove Lindsey from their home because they refused to give her AZT.
Aids: Quitting Drugs Is Not Enough
There is no doubt in my mind that taking so many prescription drugs, even under the care of physicians, was damaging me and my health. Quitting them was one essential step–among several–that I had to take just to recover my wits enough to move forward.
Good health, or improving one's poor health, also requires attention to what we put into our system and how we maintain it. In my case, it also led me to rethink just about everything I thought I knew about medical care and health.
Lancashire police officers suing force over radio system's adverse health effects
Lancashire was the first force to pilot the new Airwave communications technology and TETRA radios in 2001 and at the time, the federation's local branch reported 176 users had reported sick with symptoms such as nausea, headaches and stomach pains which they blamed on the new equipment.Once lawsuits over mobile phone health damage really get going, those companies are going to have their hands full to organize defense strategies. Think tobacco...
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And, by the way, there is much more information out there...
There is a lot I cannot cover but other sources for this kind of information exist.
Dr Mercola's health blog, Mike Adams' Natural News and the One Click Group in the UK have good health information. The Dr Rath Foundation is also putting out a weekly collection of health related news. Here is the link to their Newsletter Archive.
For the influence of electromagnetic waves from radio, mobile phones and other radio emitting devices, check out the emr-updates group on Yahoo. Genetic modification and issues around agriculture and foods are reported on the Organic Consumers Association site.
A few sites to keep up to date with the other side of world affairs, the stuff you won't necessarily find on your tv or in the papers:
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posted by Sepp Hasslberger on Monday February 1 2010
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