For those who insist “the Science” is a reliable source upon which to base your beliefs. Please, take a moment to consider the implications of what this whistle-blower, the 20 year editor of one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world, has said ( and so did the editor of the lancet) and then consider why this is not a major news story.
“it is simple no long possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgement of trusted physician or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in the conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of The new England Journal of Medicine.”
During her two decades at TheNew England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Marcia Angell had a front-row seat on the appalling spectacle of the pharmaceutical industry. She watched drug companies stray from their original mission of discovering and manufacturing useful drugs and instead become vast marketing machines with unprecedented control over their own fortunes. She saw them gain nearly limitless influence over medical research, education, and how doctors do their jobs. She sympathized as the American public, particularly the elderly, struggled and increasingly failed to meet spiraling prescription drug prices.
Currently Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs. The truth is that drug companies funnel the bulk of their resources into the marketing of products of dubious benefit. Meanwhile, as profits soar, the companies brazenly use their wealth and power to push their agenda through Congress, the FDA, and academic medical centers.
-“Always remember, drugs are made to be sold, not taken.”
There is no doubt that the scientific approach has had enormous effects in all areas of our society especially in the field of modern medicine. Along with a slow change in the dynamics of how we view medications. We use to regard social or moral disorders as our very own personal responsibility but now we have accepted it as treatable medical conditions where we need medications to heal the illness. This is far from the truth and our choices do hold bearing to our very own well-being.
“Let me say that again so the people in the back can hear it.”
Our choices do hold bearing to our very own well-being.
According to the Global Use of Medicines report from the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science, the U.S. alone spent $485 billion in 2018 pharmaceuticals. In 2018 the global market for pharmaceuticals reached $1.2 trillion.
Their job is to maximize shareholder value. The American population alone makes up almost 50% of the global market sales in prescription drugs. Pharmaceutical company goals are to create as many lifelong customers and clients as possible. Marketing gurus are slick marketing machines from these drug companies get together with other medical experts to create new ideas on how to market these products to people by creating new ideas about the illnesses and conditions. They also want you to believe that they are “raising awareness” about your “misunderstood” illness by providing the latest research and quality information. You see the wider they draw the boundaries of the disorder; the more people they can market their medications. These industry-sponsored marketing campaigns want you to believe that they have the answer by destigmatizing the illness and to stimulate you to feel as if you “must take action” by playing up the benefits of the drug and down the potential harm and other health costs in the long run. For example, I am sure you have seen advertisements about a new medication for a very popular illness and at the end of the advertisement, it states, “The side effects of such drug can be serious or sometimes fatal if you experience low blood pressure, headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, nausea, and gas please contact your doctor. Well, when people complain about these new side effects their doctor may prescribe another medication to combat this new side effect. It can be a vicious cycle but they are making the money off you and your sickness.
Disease-fear mongering is the power behind the madness because they want the average person to think that their body is broken, flawed, and is withering away.
The information that they are putting out is to distort our knowledge of other more natural remedies and skew our understanding of what really could have caused your illness.
These drug companies play a major role in the influence on doctors and their medical education too. Drug companies spend billions on educating doctors. Their wealth and power can penetrate every angle of the business from doctors, scientists, marketing, congress, and the FDA. Their rhetoric is unparalleled and it holds no bounds. No stones left unturned to ensure their profit margins need are met. You see, pharmaceutical companies also like to give donations to medical schools where they can build relationships with the faculty. There is an “unholy alliance’ between pharmaceutical manufacturers and doctors. You see doctors appear forced to rely on the skewed opinions of the pharmaceutical reps and the biased based research that continue to be funded by these companies to sling their drugs. There are also direct financial ties between industry and both individual academic physicians and academic medical centers. Big pharma contributed more than $11.5 million to Harvard University last year for research and continuing education classes. There is a long-standing tug-of-war between industry and research.
Estimated that nearly 128,000 Americans die each year because of taking medications as prescribed. There is a 1 in 5 chance that your prescribed medication will cause you some sort of serious reactions or side effect. There is also a chance that the medication you are taking will lead to other health conditions or complications. The adverse reactions result in 1.9 million hospitalizations per year and while people are in the hospital for various health conditions another 840,000 hospitalized patients prescribed drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions in total per year.
The FDA requires clinical research to approve a medication that the pharmaceutical companies demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of it. It is now entirely standard for pharmaceutical companies to have a direct hand in both the design and analysis of clinical trials and in the authorship and (neon) publication of results for the medication.
There are paid one-sided ghostwritten articles that solely seem created for the medical literature that distorts the results of the clinical trials to show potential positive advantages for the drug.
The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which permits universities to patent the discoveries developed from federally funded research. Then license those discoveries exclusively to companies in return for royalties. It is illegal for a physician to receive remuneration, which includes soliciting, kickbacks, cash, rebates, and discounts, even alcohol. This is a felony.
This leaves the question then how do they get around The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980? Physicians compensated largely as speakers and/or consultants to speak on behalf of the drug industry. Besides, some are funded largely to do research.
Many medical journals have developed a way to publish their warnings within the profession. The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, the Annals of Internal Medicine, and The Lancet have all featured articles about the overuse of medications and the medicalization of the normal human life of ups and downs.
I still have faith in our doctors. Our doctors are being brainwashed from using their very own sensory systems. Some doctors paralyzed from doing the right thing because of how the paradigm works. They are only human like all of us. Many are starting to wake up and realize that what they studied in medical school about prescription drugs lacks clarity, consistency, and structure. These medical institutions fail adequately training our doctors for the task of prescribing, researching the medications and the repercussions that it has on the body. It is also very frustrating for our doctors and scientists who try to help their patients and the government bureaucracies, private and secretive foundations do everything in their power to block the science or tie their hands where they cannot do what needs to be done for their patients to become well again. Other critical books go into more detail about the pharmaceutical industry but since I have so much to explain how there is big business in the sickness of keeping Americans sick. I cannot solely dedicate this book to Big Pharma medications. I have listed several books for you to read and review for yourselves if you decide that you want to dig deeper down the proverbial rabbit hole.
In this book, I have done an intensive job of investigative work where you will learn the current profit environment in the many aspects of the American healthcare industry, the Food Industry, and the Chemical industry. This is not only currently harmful to us but for future generations to come.
You will also learn how Americans deliberately are Being Poisoned for Profit and perhaps finally be able to see the Price Tag Stapled to our ears. We are just disposable pawns in their game of chess.
The industry for profit over people is mean, nasty, greedy, and sinister. Everything I feared is true.
There is a war raging against humanity and our earth. We have been passively indoctrinated and so utterly pre-programmed that we do not ask the questions that need to ask. We have laid our trust completely in those in power or someone with a title behind their name. People conditioned blindly believing in things simply because enough people assured us it was true. Infectious diseases have been irradiated but chronic diseases are the new black plague of our modern time. This book is profoundly personal as it represents a mission brimming with meaning. As I reflect on extraordinary truths about our nation’s health history, current, and future, I also offer you wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We must stop the atrocities if we want to become a healthier nation in the future. We must stop the atrocities if we want the human race to survive. I hope my voice and advocacy will continue to help lead the way and this book will make changes for current and future generations to come. No, I simply do not have all the answers but I have written plenty in this book to make you start questioning EVERYTHING.
What you are about to discover is terrifying.
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