STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts

STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts:

Cardiologist Aseem Malhotra told a conference that doctors were unwittingly practising “unethical medicine” by prescribing statins which he said offered little or no benefit to patients at low risk of heart disease.He also claimed patients were not being told the true benefits and harms of the cholesterol lowering drug.

His comments have fuelled the debate surrounding the group of medicines, the most widely prescribed treatment in the UK given to up to 12 million patients, or around one in four adults.

Use of the drugs fiercely divides medical opinion with proponents arguing the benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke far outweigh the risk of side effects which include severe muscle pain, impotence, cataracts, mental impairment, diabetes, fatigue and liver dysfunction.

H/t reader kevin a.

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BREAKING: France to criminally prosecute drug company for false marketing of diabetes drug that killed 2,000 people

BREAKING: France to criminally prosecute drug company for false marketing of diabetes drug that killed 2,000 people:

How would you feel if a beloved family member died because of the greed of a pharmaceutical company that knowingly continued marketing a deadly drug for 30 years after they found out it could kill people? That is the position of the families of nearly 2,300 French patients who died after using the drug benfluorex – marketed in France under the name Mediator – to treat diabetes. The drug’s history is shrouded in a veil of corruption and cover-ups, but the French government is now pursuing pharma giant Servier to the full extent of the law.

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) is reporting that criminal charges have been laid against Servier itself, French regulatory bodies that looked the other way while Mediator continued to kill people, companies affiliated to Servier, and 14 individuals directly involved in the fraud.

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Pharmaceutical companies targeted nurses at 48,000 events in four years

Pharmaceutical companies targeted nurses at 48,000 events in four years:

University of Sydney study finds Australian nurses attended thousands of drug industry sponsored events amid concerns they can lead to healthcare professionals being influenced to use particular medical devices or drugs

H/t reader kevin a.

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PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS CAUSE SUICIDE – Psychiatry In The Military: The Hidden Enemy – Full Documentary

PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS CAUSE SUICIDE

“We have never drugged our troops to this extent and the current increase in suicides is not a coincidence. Why hasn’t psychiatry in the military been relieved of command of Mental Health Services? In any other command position in the military, there would have been a change in leadership.”

– Bart Billings, Ph.D., Retired Col. and former military psychologist

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Shareholder Lawsuit: Delightful Weapon Against Drug Companies

Shareholder Lawsuit: Delightful Weapon Against Drug Companies:

By Jon Rappoport

The company is NewLink. The vaccine, or drug, depending on how it is defined, is called algenpantucel-L. A clinical trial of the drug recently failed to produce benefits in cancer patients, and the stock price of the company took a major dive.

A shareholder in NewLink, Rickey Ely, decided to sue.

His reasons are interesting, to say the least.

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Mainstream Rag Demands Death for Those Who Question Big Pharma

Mainstream Rag Demands Death for Those Who Question Big Pharma:

The Boston Herald has called for the death penalty for those who would share health information that is counter to big pharma’s nostrums, parroted by mainstream media. But the history of measles in America, and the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, should cause anyone to question the reassuring, dismissive pat on the head they get from most doctors when asking whether their baby really needs yet another jab.

H/t reader squodgy:

“This Boston puppet newspaper recommends the death penalty for vaccine deniers.”

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Here we go again: FDA Commissioner in pocket of Big Pharma

Here we go again: FDA Commissioner in pocket of Big Pharma:

by Jon Rappoport

April 17, 2017

The excellent medical reporter, Martha Rosenberg, has written a piece at Salon: “The FDA Now Officially Belongs to Big Pharma.” Here are a few highlights:

It is hard to believe only four senators opposed the confirmation of [the new FDA Commissioner]…[he] received money from 23 drug companies including the giants like Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Schering Plough and GSK…”

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Australian Prime Minister and Wife Tied to Pharma, Pushing Mandatory Vaccination

Australian Prime Minister and Wife Tied to Pharma, Pushing Mandatory Vaccination

H/t reader squodgy:

“Nice to know the appointed leaders fully represent the interests of their voters.”

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Doctor proves Big Pharma manipulates 80% of medical research for profit

Doctor proves Big Pharma manipulates 80% of medical research for profit:

The sheer volume of scientific literature can be quite overwhelming, especially given the amount of contradictory evidence that is often presented. It is no wonder that many doctors regularly turn to meta-analyses and systematic reviews; these kinds of studies condense large amounts of information into a single study. Indeed, many view these as something of the gold standard of evidence.

In the past, doctors primarily relied on each other to develop standards of care; they would share their findings and utilize each others’ expert opinions for selecting the best line of treatment. Over time, however, scientific studies became the new guiding light for doctors. Due to the ever-increasing number of studies being conducted, an alternative was born.

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How Big Pharma Is Fueling a Health Crisis That Claims 700,000 Lives a Year

How Big Pharma Is Fueling a Health Crisis That Claims 700,000 Lives a Year:

Epidemic levels of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States have gained widespread attention, and Big Pharma has rightfully been implicated in the problem. But another health crisis is sweeping not just America, but the world — and drug companies’ role in the latest crisis is equally significant.

Superbugs have garnered countless headlines lately — and for good reason. As Bloomberg reported this week, superbugs, bacteria that have grown resistant to antibiotics, are estimated to claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide every year data on cases in the United States and government agencies are complicit. A recent report by Rand Europe commissioned by the U.K. government found that by 2050, that number could rise to 10 million if measures are not taken to quell the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By comparison, the World Health Organization estimates 69,000 people die every year globally from opiate overdose.

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