President Obama declared during his (2016) State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out a multi-billion dollar “moonshot”, to cure cancer that Biden called for in wake of his son’s death. Unfortunately for Biden, and the public in general, Big Pharma has too much to lose by curing cancer, and too much to gain by keeping it in check. Continue reading
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It’s hard to believe that cancer patients with a few days to live are denied sufficient painkillers for fear of addiction. Today common sense has become an uncommon commodity
How history repeats itself! Today, politicians are once again ignoring the pain of terminal cancer patients. At the same time they are shooting themselves in the foot by making illogical remarks about pain. This human folly takes me back 37 years.
In January 1979, I wrote a New Year’s resolution in this column to petition the government to legalize medical heroin to ease the agony of terminal cancer patients. I knew that heroin had been used in English hospitals for 90 years, so why not have this painkiller available in North America? But rather than being applauded for my compassion, all hell broke loose. Continue reading
Price of crucial leukemia drug is hiked 40% to $200,000 a year
Lawmakers have slammed a pharmaceutical company for raising the price of a crucial leukemia drug by 40 per cent in less than a year.
Bernie Sanders is leading the interrogation into ARIAD Pharmaceuticals in the latest battle between government and big pharma firms.
ARIAD produces Iclusig, which is used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia in some patients. The company has subtly bumped the price of the drug by at least 8 per cent every quarter – amounting to a 39 per cent increase.
Now it costs $200,000 a year – up $80,000 in just a few years. Continue reading
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a U.S. federal research institute focused on “[advancing] science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction … to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.” Though it admits “the majority of people who use marijuana do not go on to use other, ‘harder’ substances,” it still describes marijuana as a gateway drug.
But U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch recently told a group of Kentucky high school students the role of marijuana in the national drug abuse debate has been overstated. Continue reading
An artificial sweetener promoted as a healthier alternative to sugar may raise the risk of leukaemia, a study has found.
Italian researchers found Splenda, a sweetener which containing sucralose, was linked with an increased risk of this type of blood cancer as well as other cancers.
The team, from the Ramazzini Institute, called for ‘urgent’ follow up studies to assess whether the ingredient is harmful.
However, Splenda’s makers, Heartland Food Products Group, issued a strong rebuttal, arguing a body of evidence has found the product to be safe, and calling into question the reliability of studies by the Ramazzini Institute. Continue reading
Experts fear massive doses of prescription drugs return unaltered through our sewage
Every time you enjoy a cool, clear glass of tap water, you could be drinking a cocktail of other people’s second-hand medications.
That is thanks to the fact that today’s pharmaceuticals have been designed to be stable and long-lasting.
While that makes their doses reliably consistent, it also means that a substantial amount of the prescribed drugs that people take goes through their bodies and out into waste water. Ultimately a proportion of these drugs pours unaltered through the sewage filtering system and re-enters our domestic supply. Continue reading
When the average person makes the decision to add a nutritional supplement to their diet, a multivitamin is likely to be the first choice. That’s because to most people it feels like “taking out insurance” on their health.
In fact, multivitamin supplements are regularly used by one-third of all American adults and are the most common dietary supplement consumed in the U.S. today. Traditionally, a daily multivitamin is meant to avoid nutritional deficiency. The specific combination of vitamins and minerals is designed to resemble healthy dietary patterns, especially that of regular fruit and vegetable consumption. Continue reading
It is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants and a shocking 1 in 4 among women in their 40s and 50s. Yet the U.S. suicide rate of 38,000 a year has never been higher.
Clearly the glut of SSRI prescriptions is not lowering the national suicide rate; rather there is compelling evidence that the popular pills are actually contributing to suicide. Continue reading
Many aspects of the GOP’s newly proposed A Better Way healthcare plan would improve the health system. But “A Better Way” seems to mean “Much of the Same” when dealing with Food and Drug Administration regulation. Continue reading
“The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of practice of medicine but also in terms of teaching and research.”
Many might say that a doctor saves lives and helps increase the average life span, but this is not true. Sure, they save a life here and there, but do they really relieve suffering? Patients extrapolate what doctors say, but they don’t realize that, while doctors do know about the diseases in depth, they know very little about the drugs they prescribe. Continue reading
21 plaintiffs unite cancer cases against Monsanto as EPA forms panel to review glyphosate
Cancer lawsuits against Monsanto over the company’s glyphosate-based weedkiller, Roundup, are gaining steam. On Wednesday, a motion was filed with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation to create… (Continue to full article)
Progressives cozy up to Big Pharma lobbyists at DNC, betraying promise to tackle drug price hikes
As if all the hypocrisy and corruption involving Hillary Clinton’s treasonous email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ selling out to the very system he preached against wasn’t bad enough, the Democratic Party reportedly welcomed with open arms lobbyists from the pharmaceutical… (Continue to full article)
Natural bacteria, fungi found in plants boost crop yields without pesticides
Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) could soon go the way of the dodo bird, thanks to an emerging new crop management technology that capitalizes on natural plant and soil microbes, rather than harsh chemicals and foreign genes, to combat pests and boost crop yields… (Continue to full article)
New Yorkers pressure utility industry for smart meter alternative, citing health and safety concerns
Citizens of New York State are demanding that utility companies provide an alternative to “smart meters,” due to increasing concerns over safety and health. Digital utility (DU) meters, commonly known as smart meters, have been linked to a number of serious health… (Continue to full article)
Would Americans be healthier if all doctors were required to learn about nutrition?
In the early 1900s, the American Medical Association removed virtually all nutrition classes from the medical colleges, so that every student of medicine, from there on out, would be focused on but one mode of treating patients: prescription, patented chemicals that… (Continue to full article)
Importance of Diagnosing Stress
The vast majority of people constantly live in a state of permanent stress without thinking, without even feeling it directly, so they have no idea what dangers their stress threatens… (Continue to full article)
The Healthiest Coffee in the World
There was a time when the only news about coffee and health was how it was bad for the heart, likely to give us ulcers and aggravate our nerves, but now this highly popular beverage is… (Continue to full article)
7 Ailments Baking Soda Can Cure
Beside being a cleaning tool, baking soda can also be used to treat and potentially cure physical ailments while also improving various functions within the body. Here in this article are 7 ways that baking soda can be used as a natural remedy… (Continue to full article)
The Vaccine Injured are Americans… and So are Their Parents
I am the mother of a vaccine injured daughter, now 20 years old. Sometimes — sometimes — things you trust, things that are part of the fabric of America—they betray you in the cruelest fashion. They harm. They wound
… (Continue to full article)
Gardasil Devastation is NO Coincidence
Fifteen-year-old Caitlin Grace is my hero. Once a green belt in karate, walking over 10 miles per day, she is now physically debilitated from a vaccine that was supposed to prevent her from getting cancer. This is her story… (Continue to full article)
8 Cancer-Causing Foods You Should NEVER Eat!
We all know of one or two people who, despite doing all the right things and being incredibly healthy, still wound up with cancer. Thankfully, such cases are far from normal, accounting for as little as 10% of all cancer diagnoses. The other 90%? Failure to make healthy lifestyle choices gets the blame for their cancer… (Continue to full article)
What Makes People Choose Hedonistic Foods Over Healthful Ones
When hunger strikes, we often eat with our eyes and it creates a fine line between eating those foods which we consider pleasurable or healthy. This then often forms the connection between the mind and the mouth dictating our health and weight… (Continue to full article)
Alcohol Causes 7 Types of Cancer While Marijuana Prevents Them
Put down that drink and grab some weed. There is strong evidence that alcohol causes at least seven types of cancer, while cannabis prevents them…. (Continue to full article)
One does have to wonder how much collusion there is between the Food and Drug Administration and the food and pharmaceutical companies. After all, there is no real accountability for the FDA in anything they approve, just money to be made. However, in an extensive investigative report, journalist Ben Swann uncovers the truth regarding the propaganda the pharmaceutical companies put out, the ties to the FDA, the manipulation of physicians by Big Pharma and the profits that are amassed from deadly drugs. Continue reading
Many children with hyperactivity disorders are prescribed medication that is intended to help them. But a recent comprehensive study (the first of its kind) showed that certain drugs may be doing more harm than good. For kids with ADHD and other behavioral issues, a few different types of drugs are often prescribed including ADHD medications, anti-depressants and in extreme cases anti-psychotics. It is this last group on which the study, published by neuroscientists at the University of Wollongong, focused: Continue reading
Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?
If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers? Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs. In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999. If you personally know someone that is suffering from this addiction, then you probably already know how immensely destructive these drugs can be. Someone that was formally living a very healthy and normal life can be reduced to a total basket case within a matter of weeks. Continue reading
Skyrocking rates of antibiotic prescriptions now suggest that as many as four out of five Americans may be getting antibiotics annually, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
It’s is concerning officials, especially because overuse is one reason antibiotics are losing their punch and making infections harder to treat.
“It sounds high,” said Keith Rodvold, a professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Continue reading
Women who take antidepressants during pregnancy may be more likely to have children with autism, a Canadian study suggests.
The overall risk is low— less than 1 percent of the nearly 150,000 babies in the study were diagnosed with autism by age six or seven, but children of women who took antidepressants during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy were 87 percent more likely to develop autism than kids born to women who didn’t take the drugs, researchers report in JAMA Pediatrics. Continue reading
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Continue reading
Martin Shkreli’s antics are giving the drug industry’s greedy ways a bad name.
A billion-dollar system in which charitable giving is profitable.
In August 2015, Turing Pharmaceuticals and its then-chief executive, Martin Shkreli, purchased a drug called Daraprim and immediately raised its price more than 5,000 percent. Within days, Turing contacted Patient Services Inc., or PSI, a charity that helps people meet the insurance copayments on costly drugs. Turing wanted PSI to create a fund for patients with toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that is most often treated with Daraprim.
Having just made Daraprim much more costly, Turing was now offering to make it more affordable. Continue reading
From the campaign trail to the halls of Congress, drugmakers have spent much of the last year enduring withering criticism over the rising cost of drugs.
It does not seem to be working.
In April alone, Johnson & Johnson raised its prices on several top-selling products, including the leukemia drug Imbruvica, the diabetes treatment Invokana, and Xarelto, an anti-clotting drug, according to a research note published last week by an analyst for Leerink, an investment bank. Other major companies that have raised prices this year include Amgen, Gilead and Celgene, the analyst reported. Continue reading
Common cold medicines and heartburn pills found to shrink the brain and slow thinking
If you find yourself forgetting more than usual, or you sometimes feel like your mind is not as sharp as it once was, you might want to take a look inside your medicine cabinet.
Older people in particular are being advised to avoid some common over-the-counter medications, as evidence piles up of their connection to thinking problems and memory loss. Continue reading
In another startling reminder of the cost of treating and caring for the nation’s 5 million people with ’s disease and other forms of dementia, a new study released this week found that one out of every five Medicare dollars is spent on Alzheimer’s — a rate that will more than double by 2050.
The report by the Alzheimer’s Association claims that total government spending this year for the hospital and nursing home care and hospice treatment for Alzheimer’s victims will reach $236 billion. Continue reading
Major pharmaceutical companies have been feeling intense political heat in the past year over skyrocketing drug prices, with some lawmakers and politicians threatening congressional or administrative action to rein in those costs. Continue reading
Cardiologist explains why FAT is the best medicine – and why it’s so crucial to our health
For decades, we were told that eating fat would lead us to early grave. Horror stories of clogged arteries and coronaries were the norm, while foods such as pasta were seen as healthy.
But research is increasingly disproving this theory – and sugar is now public enemy number one.
In fact, fat is good for us and should be our medicine, claims cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, who is based in Surrey. Continue reading
Look over several of today’s posts How avocado could help fight CANCER, New technique to detect cancer and HIV… and Terminal breast cancer could be wiped out by tweaking an EXISTING treatment.
The singular thing that they all have in common is, “With this information we can research our ability to develop a new DRUG.”
Avacado? Pineapple? Oh please – these are God’s medicine and cannot be improved up on with any synthetic ingredients. Continue reading
Fat from the fruit ‘targets leukaemia cells and stops them growing’ – raising hopes for a new drug
Avacados – they are delicious in guacamole or cut up in salads, and we’ve long been told they’re a healthy form of fat.
But now, scientists believe avocados could help in the fight against cancer.
A new study has revealed fat from the creamy fruit can combat acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a rare but deadly form of the disease.
Fat molecules from avocado tackles leukaemia stem cells, which are the root of the disease, as they grow into abnormal blood cells, Canadian researchers said.
Worldwide, there are few drugs that tackle leukaemia stem cells. Continue reading
It’s about time that the US government’s war on drugs is dwindling, with people across the country becoming educated enough about medical marijuana to enjoy its numerous benefits. The plant was always a nemesis to Big Pharma, because they knew just how powerful it can truly be. Now, a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that people are increasingly substituting prescription medications, alcohol, and illicit drugs with cannabis. Continue reading
Please get anyone you love or care about off the statin drugs. They poison the liver so it does not make cholesterol. The BIG issue is that your brain is 80% cholesterol so you might as well write Alzheimer’s on the bottle another medical community caused disease !!!!
Millions of people are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins to lower their cholesterol. It’s a 29 billion dollar industry that had most of us fooled completely. Doctors prescribe these statin drugs regularly against heart attack, stroke, inflammation and other health ailments. However, despite their incredible popularity, cholesterol lowering drugs failed to prevent heart attack and stroke. Instead, they can cause cancer and other serious health problems. Continue reading
A CDC report finds some hospitals over-prescribe the drugs
Some hospitals and doctors overprescribe antibiotics and put patients at risk of deadly superbugs and drug-resistant bacterial infections, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this week. The CDC studied prescribing practices at 323 hospitals in 2010 and 183 hospitals in 2011 and found that some hospitals are three times more likely to prescribe antibiotics than others. The study also found that nearly a third of prescriptions for the common antibiotic vancomycin are ordered without proper testing or are given for too long. “Antibiotics are important medications…but they also have side effects,” says Arjun Srinivasan, a medical epidemiologist for the CDC. “It’s bad for patients to be on drugs they don’t need.” Continue reading
Methinks, from the myriads of medical and/or quasi medical studies, not to mention numerous more pseudo reports, that ‘depression’ is one of the most clinically corrupted and manipulated of human experiences. For all of human history it was treated as a perfectly natural human expression which all human’s experience at times of grief or profound disorder. No doubt poor nutrition and/or lack of sleep and chronic worry may worsen depression, just as reportedly the side effects of other drugs, as well as those psychotropic conceptions allegedly meant to cure depression. After all, the brain requires as much care as the rest of the body. Continue reading