Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Too Much Medicine Is Killing Us

Do you think people are on too much drugs already? Just wait for the new initiative from Big Pharma – preventative medicine. It’s about drugs every day… for healthy people.

If it sounds like a joke, rest assured it’s not. Big Pharma is running out of real and even invented diseases, so now they need to sell drugs to healthy people to drive future profits.

Dr. Aseem Malhotra was on BBC Breakfast to talk some sense (see video above). Preventative medicine is great, he said. But it will happen with lifestyle interventions, not mass pill-popping. Not when prescription drugs are already the third most common cause of death, after heart disease and cancer.

The perversion of medical science

Dr. Malhotra also talked about how our medical science is being perverted by Big Pharma. We can no longer trust so-called “scientific” trials, funded and carried out by Big Pharma.

Do you think they will be honest and transparent, when BILLIONS of dollars of revenue can depend on the result of a single trial? Or will they cheat as much as they hope to get away with? Their responsibility to shareholders demand they choose the second option: scientific fraud. And they do.

I knew the situation was bad, but it has become worse than I could imagine. I warmly recommend a book I’m just finishing reading. It’s written by one of the co-founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, Professor Peter C. Gøtzsche, with a foreword by the former editor-in-chief of BMJ.

The title sounds like hyperbole, until you realize that it’s just telling it like it is: Deadly Medicines and Organised Crime: How Big Pharma Has Corrupted Healthcare

It’s a really sad situation we’re in. And if people do not realize it and take action, things are going to get much worse.


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