almost two decades ago with her resignation from her 17 year long position as the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. She boldly stated that she could no longer serve as an advertising agency for Pharma by publishing as “medical research” what were basically infomercials written up, minus any real research, & then signed by doctors paid to do so as if it was their own valid research. She then wrote her book, “The Truth About Drug Companies, How They Deceive Us & What To Do About It”
On our website for some time now has been the Atlantic Monthly interview with Dr. John Ioannidis (Known as the world’s leading expert on medical research), Lies, Damn Lies & Medical Science, all about the serious issue of the
I do want you to note the particular pharmaceutical company mentioned here who has just lost a court battle on the safety of pelvic mesh, Johnson & Johnson because in my next post I intend to feature perhaps their greatest blunder of all that they have just introduced. This is the same company who brought us baby powder that causes cancer and the antipsychotic, Risperdal, which gives your sons such large breasts that they need Massectomies , Johnson & Johnson because in my next post I intend to feature perhaps there greatest medical blunder of all that they have just introduced. this is the same company who brought us opiods that are killing so many, baby powder that causes cancer and Risperdal that gives your son’s, not your daughters, such large breasts that they need massectomies!
“When we want to decide on a medicine or a surgery, a lot of the evidence we used to inform that decision is biased,” he says.
‘Cannot be trusted … causing harm’: Top medical journal takes on big pharma
By Liam Mannix
December 4, 2019 — 12.01am
A medical journal is launching a global campaign to separate medicine from big pharma, linking industry influence to the pelvic mesh scandal that injured hundreds of women.
The BMJ says doctors are being unduly influenced by industry-sponsored education events and industry-funded trials for major drugs.
Those trials cannot be trusted, the journal’s editor and a team of global healthcare leaders write in a scathing editorial published on Wednesday.
The “endemic financial entanglement with industry is distorting the production and use of healthcare evidence, causing harm to individuals and waste for health systems”, they write.
They are calling for governments to start funding independent trials of new drugs and medical devices, rather than relying on industry-funded studies. Sponsored research is more likely to find a favourable result compared to independent research, studies show.
But doctors have hit back, questioning who will pay for education and medical research if the pharmaceutical industry is excluded.
Assistant Professor Ray Moynihan, a Bond University researcher studying the link between money and medicine, and is one of the leaders of The BMJ’s campaign.
Dr Anna Stavdal, president-elect of the World Organisation of Family Doctors, Assistant Professor Ray Moynihan and Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, in Sydney before the campaign launch.
“When we want to decide on a medicine or a surgery, a lot of the evidence we used to inform that decision is biased,” he says.
“It cannot be trusted. Because so much of that has been produced and funded by the manufacturers of those healthcare products.”
Dr Moynihan points to the example of medical giant Johnson & Johnson, which sold pelvic mesh to thousands of Australian women. It knew the mesh could cause serious harm, but never properly warned women of the risks.
In the US, a court found the same company deliberately played down the dangers and oversold the benefits of opioids, stoking the addiction crisis that claims the lives of 130 Americans a day. The company plans to appeal in both cases.
The BMJ also wants policies in place to stop doctors receiving professional development points for attending industry-sponsored education events.
These events, critics claim, are thinly disguised sales seminars.
Between 2011 and 2015, pharma companies spent more than $286 million on events for Australian doctors, nurses, pharmacists and specialists, according to University of Sydney research.
Many received free food and beverages, and some got free flights and accommodation for an overseas conference.
Studies show doctors who attend industry-sponsored events are more likely to prescribe the company’s drugs.
But the Australian Medical Association questions how medical education and research would be funded without the involvement of the pharmaceutical industry.
“Who is going to fund all this? Is the government going to fund it?” says Dr Chris Moy, chair of the association’s ethics and medico-legal committee.
“Money makes the world go round, in simple terms. Research will not happen unless there is funding.
“Medicine is always going to need pharma companies. We cannot be too brutal on them.”
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons says it requires its members not to accept money or gifts in exchange for using certain devices or surgeries, and they must declare any conflicts of interest – for example if they are on a company’s payroll – to their patients.
Medicines Australia, which represents major pharmaceutical companies, did not return a request for comment by deadline.
The Medical Technology Association of Australia says its members are bound by a “code of practice which aims to ensure that healthcare providers are not influenced in their decision-making through financial or other inducements to choose one device over another”.
[Yes sir! We believe you because we were all born yesterday! You sure don’t think any of us can think on our own, do you?!!!]
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Planned Parenthood shooter, Robert Dear, is indicted on 68 federal charges 5 years after the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs even though they have not been able to DRUG him into a competent state.
Sailor shoots 4 & kills 3, including self, at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. NEWS STORY HERE
We have got to demand the end of the mass drugging of our military! About six years ago I helped a young man who was aware of what these drugs do because his good friend had been stabbed along with his mother & sister by his father after only 5 days on Zoloft. The quick thinking of his mother saved them but his father took his own life. The family was from a small Kansas town & the father was known as the “nicest guy in town.” The mother, son & Daughter appeared on the Geraldo Rivera Show with me in September of 1997.
So even though this young soldier was well aware of the dangers of these drugs he had not learned that Tramadol also works on serotonin & can produce similar effects. After hurting his knee he was given Tramadol for the pain which caused insomnia for which they then gave him Trazadone to “help him sleep” (which the drug does NOT HELP), so it produced depression for which he was then given Celexa. And that produced homicidal ideation. So understanding where it was coming from he went in to report it to the doctor to get help. They diagnosed him with “homicidal ideation & then told him if he reported it again they would send him home with no benefits!!! That makes me wonder if this sailor had a similar experience before this shooting.
I have given you the science for years. Now listen to those who deal with it daily or have dealt with it daily tell you where they have seen this violence coming from…
In the years following World War II, America was flooded with M1 semi-automatic rifles. As a young teenager in the 1970’s, I very often borrowed my brother’s M1 Carbine and hunted dangerous wild animals such as Armadillos with it. I preferred the thirty round clip because I didn’t have to reload as often and Armadillos, not caring too much about being shot, were fast.
Many of my friends used similar weapons. They were everywhere, and no one gave them a second thought; except in regard to how much ammunition cost. No one took them to school or church and shot people. Those rifles were every bit as effective as the AR15 rifles that mass shooters have been using recently.
From the 1940’s into the 1980’s maybe four or five random mass murder incidents occurred. Most notable were Charles Whitman, the University of Texas Tower shooter (1966) and James Huberty, the San Ysidro, California McDonald’s shooter (1984).
Since the 1980s, mass shootings have been occurring with ever-increasing frequency. We are currently having as many each month as we had back then in four or five decades. Also parents are now being killed by their own kids, and kids killed by their own parents. Decades ago, homicides of this nature were so rare they were virtually unheard of. The most serious question we should all be looking at is….what changed?
It’s a fairly easy question to answer for many of us who have looked at each of these incidents carefully. Prozac, which ushered in a whole new class of SSRI antidepressants made the scene in the 1980s and the number of Americans taking them has increased dramatically every year since. Inexplicable violent acts began almost immediately and Eli Lilly and other drug companies have paid out huge settlements (with gag orders) because of violent acts attributed to the drugs. Today, over 12% of Americans take some form of SSRI antidepressant. These users include virtually every person involved in a non-terrorism mass shooting. Also, many would be mass shooters who stopped before actually pulling the trigger, describe in great detail how the drugs pushed them up to the brink of what would have been unthinkable prior to using the drugs.
Of course, most people using these drugs are not influenced to commit violent acts, but any reasonable look at the facts should lead us to conclude that many are. When horrendous, earth shaking evil acts with no self serving motive are committed, very often by those who have no previous criminal history, we should all be looking in their medicine cabinet.
#2. Full time Indiana firefighter Josh Carney…
I’m a full-time firefighter so I see these SSRI nightmares every day. I’ve cut teens down from a rope in a closet who were prescribed this crap. I’ve seen people with no reason to harm themselves end it by jumping off tall objects. Jumping off Bridges. I’ve seen the alcohol cravings. The self harm and destruction with no prior suicidal ideation. I’ve seen people shoot themselves. Overdose on purpose…it’s ridiculous. It is rare for me in my profession to ever run into a person doing self harm that is not on an SSRI. Even scarier is the rate of SSRI prescriptions given to the elderly in Assisted Living facilities! Damn scary people!
As a former Probation Officer I can give you one example that sums it up. I had a probation client 19 years old who was prescribed an antidepressant to help with anxiety…only 5 weeks later he purposely drove his car head-on into a semi on the highway killing himself instantly and injuring the truck driver. That was 20 years ago & I didn’t have a clue at the time, but wish I had. People NEED to know the truth.
As a full-time firefighter every year at my physical I have to fill out a questionnaire at the end of that which sets me up for an SSRI antidepressant prescription if I were to answer it honestly. Questions such as:
Are you ever,lonely? On a 1 to 10 scale how do you feel about your amount of friends? Blah, blah, blah…It is sickening! I usually just write on the paper that humans are emotional beings with emotional reactions which we are meant to go through in order to grow and mature. So stick your survey up your ____! They don’t like that.
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#3 Pharmacist, from a personal message to me in about 1999, after he reported the nicest woman in town came faithfully to his pharmacy to fill her prescription for Prozac until she went to prison for killing her husband! This was so completely out of character for her that it shook him to the core….
“The symptoms I see in patients who use/abuse serotonergic drugs of any form…could aptly be described as the “Hitler syndrome” (over-confidence in one’s own policies or decisions, no fear of consequences, criminal behavior, death of people close to the abuser as the preferred method of solving problems in the abuser’s life, coldness and lack of humanity). I feel that in twenty years or less we will be confronted not with one Hitler but with thousands or millions… numbers so great that we will be forced to interact with their distorted thinking on a daily basis. (Littleton, CO., Riverton,KS., Jonesboro, AR., eventually little Hitlers in every town in America will grow up into BIG HITLERS) It is happening right now. The most insidious factor about long-term serotonin abuse is that it enhances the individual’s persona to the point that they are able to manipulate others into their way of thinking just as Hitler did. This causes the distorted thinking, abnormal behavior, and loss of morality to spread like a contagion to otherwise normal people who have not even been exposed to the drugs. Those on the drugs are converted by the pharmacologic/physiologic processes into sociopathic demagogues.
“Do you have any comments on these thoughts, Ann? Please respond. Tell me we are not the only ones who see what is happening to our world!”