Big Pharma is making you sick: They will never solve the worlds health issues because it makes too much money on diseases Part –One
Misinformed by the government and pharmaceutical companies
Big Pharma is a popular term coined to imply how the pharmaceutical corporations, manufacturers, trade groups and other associated groups dominate the medical world, these powerful organizations’ make billions each year developing and selling drugs and medical devises. Ben Goldacre author of Bad Parma, The Sunday Times top ten bestseller talks about broken medicine:
“We like to imagine that medicine is based on evidence, and the results of fair tests. In reality, those tests are often profoundly flawed. We like to imagine that doctors are familiar with the research literature, when in reality much of it is hidden from them by drug companies. We like to imagine that doctors are well-educated, when in reality much of their education is funded by industry. We like to imagine that regulators only let effective drugs onto the market, when in reality they approve hopeless drugs, with data on side effects casually withheld from doctors and patients”.
Again there is a lot of deception about what goes on behind the scenes of these pharmaceutical companies. Gwen Olsen, author of Confessions of an Rx Drug Pusher, had spent fifteen years as a sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry working for health care giants. She is a writer, speaker, coach and mental health activist who states:
“These trials generally determine a drug’s standard dosage. They also determine the baseline of a drug’s toxicity. So, by law, these studies have only been populated by men (Fried 265). The absence of research in other populations has led the medical and psychiatric professions to make treatment recommendations by extrapolating findings made from these adult white male studies. The bottom line is that important aspects of the psychiatric treatment of women, children, elderly, and other ethnic groups have yet to be adequately studied. So, the side effects of these drugs that are specific to them are generally unknown”.
Curing a disease would mean that sales would stop!
Big Pharma does not care about if you are male, female, man, woman or child they label and market diseases to detract from the actual cause of the disease and instead focus on the symptoms. Why? Because you can sell drugs to address symptoms. And furthermore, by merely addressing symptoms, you never really cure the disease – that would be akin to killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. Curing a disease would mean that the sale of those drugs would stop. And that’s the last thing Big Pharma wants.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has penalized Pfizer an astounding £84.2m for ramping up the cost of an epilepsy drug by 2,600%. 100mg packs soared from £2.83 to £67.50 in 2012. As a result, NHS (National Health Service, UK) spending on the drug increased from £2m to £50m in a year. The company was able to do this because there was little competition.
Other ways the pharmaceutical industry maintains its powers is by paying off small companies to achieve its targets. Gwen Olson describes a typical scenario:
“…many nonprofit organizations that promote lowering cholesterol to reduce cardiovascular risk or inform you about the oppressive symptoms of social anxiety disorder are doing so with funds donated by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Why? Because this type of advertising is highly effective with consumers who feel their best interests and improved health are the motivation behind these campaigns. However, the truth is, although the nonprofit organization may indeed mean well, pharmaceutical companies are not charities. They are looking for a return on their investment. Overall, these programs are just well disguised marketing campaigns designed to increase consumer awareness, thereby increasing drug sales…”
Advertising drugs increases patient’s intake
Count the sheer amount of overrun drug prescription adverts aired on television and printed in magazines (USA) they look very appealing with healthy happy women adorning the pages. Resonant of “The Stepford wives”. I am pleased to say that these forms of advertising are band in the UK, possibly because we have the NHS. Big Pharma are a powerful body, supported by the government. They want you to pressurize your doctor into prescribing the publicized drug.
Gwen Olson remarks on the advertising process:
“Also, contrary to what people may think, the FDA does not review DTC ads for accuracy and false claims before they are aired or published. When a manufacturer is found to be in violation by misrepresenting product benefits or risks, it has historically taken the FDA as long as one year to get the ads pulled or revised. A proverbial slap on the wrist is all that the company usually receives”.
Why does the pharmaceutical industry have such controlling power over the government? They have more representatives than we the people do. They hire many activists to express its opinion and protect its interests than we the citizens have representing us. Financial enticements are gifted to politicians that back relevant legislation favoring Big Pharma.
How do prescription drugs heal?
- Drugs often correct one imbalance but causes others – all drugs carry side effects which can alter your balance. The problem is that the involuntary effects of a drug often far outnumber the intended effects. You also increase this when a combination of medications are being taken together which causes all sorts of complications.
- Drugs don’t take into consideration that biological systems are at risk. A drug is a substance taken into the body that modifies or affects chemical reactions in the body. Some drugs are beneficial, while others are harmful and break down our biological system affecting the say your body works to naturally heal itself. Once it looses that ability it’s a drawback.
- Drugs rarely address the real problem. To use an analogy, let’s imagine that you had a rock in your shoe and it was making your foot hurt. You could certainly take ibuprofen or some other painkiller to reduce the pain in your foot, but wouldn’t a better solution be simply taking off your shoe and dumping out that rock? (Kris Kresser)
- Ask yourself – Consider the drugs prescribed to you. Do you know what drugs you are taking and why? Do you notice any difference for the better? Why are you taking so many different types of drugs, is it all necessary? Are there any you could stop? What about long-term medication, have you checked in with your doctor about the long-term use? Have you searched for other alternative or natural ways to improve your health and replace the drugs?
- Sick patients need personalised treatment – focused on real healing, not general symptom management protocols that keep them as lifelong pharma customers.
- Read “Big Pharma is making you sick: They will never solve the world’s health issues because it makes too much money on diseases, Part-2” You will learn about the shocking ways pharmaceutical companies manipulate the doctors into repeat subscriptions and more.
Sources include: DailyMail.co.uk, NaturalNews.com, The Truth About Multiple Sclerosis By K Taylor
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