Telegraph: Five Out Of Six New Prescription Drugs Don’t Work, Doctor Claims

This is a recent report which appeared in the British newspaper, The Telegraph.  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions, I already have:

Large firms hyped-up patented medicines, spent vast amounts on getting doctors to prescribe them and underplayed serious side effects, said Prof Donald Light, a sociologist and professor of comparative health policy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey, US.

This is a recent article that appeared in the British newspaper, The Telegraph.  Draw your own conclusion, I already have!”For this reason the safety of all medicines is monitored closely by the MHRA,” she said.A spokesman for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority said it recognised the need to expand knowledge of new drugs’ possible side effects in the wider population after clinical trials.When the “toxic side effects” of prescription drugs were taken into account, and their misuse, he claimed they were “a signficant cause of death”.

“The UK pharmaceutical industry also adheres to a strict code of practice on the sales and marketing of its products.”

Chloresterol-lowering statins were a classic example of the drugs industry overselling a product as a wonder-pill to prevent heart attacks, despite evidence that they could do more harm than good, he claimed.

In a paper that he presented to the American Sociological Association (ASA) on Tuesday, he said pharmacuetical companies were guilty of creating a “market for lemons” – one in which the seller knows much more than the buyer about the product, and takes advantage of this fact.

He said: “Sometimes drug companies hide or downplay information about serious side-effects of new drugs and overstate the drugs’ benefits.

“Then, they spend two to three times more on marketing than on research to persuade doctors to prescribe these new drugs.

“Doctors may get misleading information and then misinform patients about the risks of a new drug. It’s really a two-tier market for lemons.”

He claimed it was the “most dangerous market for lemons in modern society”, with toxic side effects and misuse of prescription drugs making them a significant cause of death in the US.

“Neither wars nor used car injuries come close,” he said.

His allegations have been dismissed by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), which said he was “long on accusation and woefully short on hard evidence”,

But Prof Light, who has also written articles for the British Medical Journal and the Lancet, said data from independent reviewers suggested that five out of six (85 per cent) of new drugs provided few, if any, new benefits.

His claims are outlined in the paper and also a book, The Risk of Prescription Drugs, due to be published this autumn.

With statins, he said drugs companies had boiled down complex set of relationships between heart disease and saturated fats and cholesterol into the over-simplistic message that “cholesterol kills”.

Yet two major trials of statins found little evidence they reduced the risk of heart attacks. One major meta-analysis of a number of studies, found that “statins were not associated with reduction in the risk of all-cause mortality”, he said.

Prof Light argued: “Current incentives for research produce a few [drugs] that substantially improve patients’ chances of getting better or avoiding death but a large number of barely innovative drugs each year.

“These new drugs of little benefit consume about four-fifths of all drug costs.”

He accused companies of swamping drugs regulators with large numbers of “incomplete, partial, sub-standard clinical trials”.

“The result is that drugs get approved without anyone being able to know how effective they really are or how much serious harm they will cause,” he said.

When patients complained of adverse reactions, studies showed doctors were likely to dismiss them, he said.

However, the ABPI issued a stern defence of the sector. A spokesman said: “Millions of people are alive today thanks to medicines. Medicines have transformed the management of conditions which previously caused death, impaired the quality of life or required hospitalisation.

“There is still great unmet medical need and the pharmaceutical industry is actively researching new cures to address these illnesses.

She noted there was now “much greater transparency in clinical trial results” with companies registering their results on websites such as http://www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Dr Clark Newsletter: High Doses Of Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells & Saliva Test

It has been known for some years now that high doses of Vitamin C can kill cancer cells.  This has been included in the Clark Anti Cancer Protocol for years as well as in other alternative therapies.  This is supported by new studies reported in the Clark e-newsletter:

IN A STUDY CONDUCTED BY PROF. QI CHEN HAS PROVEN THAT HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN C, INTRAVENOUSLY INJECTED, KILL CANCER CELLS

Nobel prize winner in chemistry Linus Pauling had already been using the vitamin therapy. About the possible benefits of vitamin C in cancer treatment has been discussed for decades over and over again. For more than 30 years, studies have indicated that high doses of vitamin C prolonged the survival rate of cancer patients.

Vitamin C belongs to the so-called antioxidants, and free radical catchers. These substances bind aggressive oxygen molecules in the body that can contribute to the development of cancer. This fact has led to the assumption that an adequate supply of ascorbic acid – this is its chemical formula – can protect against cancer development. As the study demonstrates, vitamin C could also be helpful in the treatment of cancer.

In the study of Prof. Chen Qi, cancer cells were exposed to high doses of ascorbic acid, the formed hydrogen peroxide killed cancer cells while healthy cells were not damaged.
Mice with tumors in the pancreas, brain and ovaries were injected with a high dose of 4grams per kilo of body weight and the tumor growth slowed down by 41-53%. It is important to have it injected into the vein and not administered orally.

Chen et al: Article from: “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2516281/?tool=pubmed

Also reported in the newsletter is that you can get saliva tests, to test for presence of pathogens, parasites, fungus and toxins.  The tester is Heike Siemes, based in Germany.  My partner Michele used Heike when she was fighting cancer.  It is not cheap, but Heike is thorough.  Here is the extract from the newsletter:

2. Saliva Tests

More and more professionals are recognizing the connection between parasites in the human body and disease and applying the Clark protocol.

One of these is German therapist Heike Siemes , medical nurse and naturopath. She came in contact with Dr. Clark for the first time in 2004 and updated herself with practical training every year with Dr. Clark including Dr. Clark’s seminar in Montreux Switzerland.

Naturopath Heike Siemes always includes the Clark protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The reason for this is that the Clark protocol works on the cause of disease and not on the symptom. Ms. Siemes also uses bio-resonance , ozone-oxygen , IV, and other therapies. .

Ms Siemes’ main diagnostic device is Dr. Clark’s syncrometer. With it she tests saliva samples from all over the world. The advantages of using saliva for testing our health are significant!. Obtaining saliva is easy, non-invasive, non embarrassing, and certainly does not hurt. Saliva with its mix of proteins, hormones and antibodies – is a road map of a person’s health and could become the diagnostic tool of the future. Read more about this here: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11340128.

How does saliva testing work with Dr. Clark’s syncrometer? Through the Syncrometer, a sample of your saliva is matched with the frequencies of specific pathogens. The Syncrometer detects not only the presence of parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungus, toxins, etc but it can also detect which organ or organs have been invaded.

The benefits of having a saliva test is there is no need to be physically present. In addition, the saliva sample can be kept indefinitely for re-testing and comparison.

Not only can your saliva be tested with the Syncrometer but your drinking water, body-care products, house dust, and the saliva of your pet can be tested .

An extensive range of saliva tests for any health condition is offered. Heike Siemes will be offering a special price for the therapy program of the saliva test. Read more about this below.

3. Discount on the Therapy program of Saliva Tests

A detailed therapy program is written for you specifically, based on the results of your saliva testing. The therapy program guides you and shows you which programs you should undertake.

For the next two months of October and November, a special discount will be granted for the therapy program to those doing the saliva test. The special discount will be USD 150.– instead of USD 240.–. You save USD 90.–

Contact Syncrometer tester Heike Siemes at sanavital@bluewin.ch Or you can register for saliva testing directly through the registration form here: www.sanavital.ch/pdf/RegistrationForm.pdf

For an overview of the various saliva tests offered, go here: www.sanavital.ch/pdf/SalivaTestoverview.pdf

I have mentioned before in this blog, that whilst I believe the Clark Protocol to be thorough, scientific and effective (when followed to the letter); it also very difficult.  It is extremely complicated, detailed, requires a lot of work and is very expensive.  Just my humble opinion, but anybody considering following this path would need a small team of full time carers.  I tried to do it for my Michele as her full time carer and I was run ragged and exhausted.

We also came close to being financially wiped out by it.  Whilst nobody wants to put a price on the life and wellbeing of a loved one, the bottom line is that cancer is a long battle and you need the resources to fight that battle to the end.  It is no good getting half way there, making progress, then losing your house and having to deal with fighting cancer when you are homeless (especially as Clark requires a lot of home modifications to reduce toxic environment).  This put a great deal of stress and strain on us both and the last thing a cancer patient needs is stress.  Dealing with stress really is the main component that is missing from the Clark Protocol.  In fact, the Clark Protocol can create a lot of stress.

If you do not have good support around you, or if you do not have much money, then I would suggest the Budwig Oil Protein diet is a better option.  It is much cheaper, requires a fraction of the work and is much easier to live with.  It is also based on good science too.

But whatever path you follow, be it Clark, Budwig, or conventional; your state of mind will affect your potential to heal.  Before doing anything else, try to deal with any residual emotional problems you have, or your state of mind could undo the good of any therapy that you follow.

Sweden & Finland Join Australia With Concerns On Swine Flu Vaccine

A few posts ago, I reported on Dr Buttar’s work with Autism and its links with vaccines.   Now hot of the press, I get the Dr Mercola e-newsletter reporting on Sweden and Finland’s concerns over the Swine Flu vaccine, Pandemrix, due to it causing narcolepsy symptoms in children.  Australia already banned the vaccine for children under 5 earlier this year.

Despite these toxic side effects, the FDA will still continue to actively attack anybody promoting alternative methods which do not have the side effects and continue to promote only drugs from the pharmaceutical companies.  Surely we deserve to make an informed choice for ourselves.

So here is Dr Mercola’s report hot of the press this morning:

The Swedish Medical Products Agency has received reports from health care professionals regarding narcolepsy as suspected adverse drug reaction following Pandemrix flu vaccination.

The reports concern teenaged children who developed narcolepsy symptoms one to two months after vaccination against the H1N1 pandemic. Finland is also looking into the possible link following an increase in the sleeping disorder among children this spring.

According to The Local:

“In the European Union, around 30 million people were vaccinated using Pandemrix. Sweden bought 18 million doses, which was enough to provide two injections for each person in its 9.3 million population.”

The Pandemrix package insert shows that “somnolence”, although not narcolepsy per se, is a known potential side effect of the drug.

Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has also issued an order to stop the use of Pandemrix swine flu vaccine due the probable link to narcolepsy in children. The agency received six reports of children who developed chronic sleep disorders after they received the vaccine in January 2010, Seer Press News reports.

Six cases of narcolepsy with cataplexy – a rare disorder characterized by chronic sleepiness, together with a loss of muscle tone – have been detected in France in persons vaccinated against influenza A/H1N1.

As you may recall, Australia also banned the swine flu vaccine for children under the age of 5, back in April, 2010, due to excessively high rates of febrile convulsions.

Sources:

FDA Swine Flu Task Force

It’s ironic that having just posted about Dr Buttar’s work with Autism and its link with vaccines, I get the Dr Mercola e-newsletter and there is a video about the FDA setting up a “swine flu task force” to stamp out anything that make any claims to to help you against the swine flu; except vaccines and drugs.

Apparently the FDA (Food & Drugs Administration) set up a task force earlier this year to scour the Internet for any claims made by any product in connection with the swine flu.

So just in case anybody from the FDA reads this post:  the advanced colloidal silver that I promote has not been specifically tested against swine flu, so I make absolutely no claims that it will help you against the swine flu in any way.  To see what it has been specifically tested against, please see the patent on the on the US Governments Patent Office website (mainly laboratory tests, rather than human tests).

I can sympathise in so far as I agree there are a lot of charlatans out there who are ready to jump onto any band-wagon and take your money.  I know that in the world of colloidal silver, some companies test their product to death to make sure that it works, whilst others do no testing on their own products and copy the claims of those who have (claims relating to a different product).

Whilst I agree that there does need to be some level of policing, that level is currently set in favour of big pharma.  The testing required to get a substance approved is so horrendously expensive, that only the big pharmaceutical companies with huge resources can afford it.  Do these companies mind paying all this money?

No they don’t!

Why don’t they mind?

Because it excludes the competition and give them a monopoly (apart from other pharmaceutical companies).  Natural health products are not even submitted for testing because nobody can afford to pay for them (you can’t patent a natural product, so you can’t make profit from the FDA approval process).  Hence FDA only supports big pharma; after all they make so money from big pharma, why wouldn’t they?

Anyway, here is a video from Dr Mercola in his own words, with advice on things that you can do to improve your immune system (without the FDA coming after you).

Dr Buttar: Autism – Vaccine Connection

Autism is a tradgic blight on many people’s lives.  Many people in alternative medicine associate it with toxic overload.  Dr Buttar (who’s Blog has been on my blogroll for a very long time) believes that some people are unable to detoxify as well as others and these are the people who are most vulnerable.  The main offending toxin (though not the only one) is murcury which Dr Buttar explains is the second most poisonous metal known to man.

Dr Buttar researched Autism after his own son was diagnosed with it.  His studies have enabled him to help many other children with the same problem.  He explains that Autism and Alzeihmers are similar.  Those who can’t detoxify well are effected young and get Autism, whilst those can detoxify sometimes build up their toxic load over a much longer period and get Alzeihmers.

In his clinics in America, Dr Buttar has had many children make a complete recovery by helping them to detoxify properly and with correct nutrition to balance their body.

To hear it in Dr Buttar’s own words, please see the video sequence below.

Billion-Dollar Drug Company Hides Astounding Discovery Of A Natural Cancer Killer 10,000 Times Stronger Than Chemo — But Without Side Effects?

I received the following today.  It’s from the same people who brought us the One Minute Cure.  They claim that a drug company found something that would cure cancer but suppressed it, as being a natural substance they could not patent it, hence could not make money from it.  I have no knowledge of the subject so I can’t give an opinion either way as to the validity of what they say.  However, I have heard many times of drug companies hiding discoveries that they can’t make money on, so I find it quite feasible.

However, I have reproduced it below and I’ll let you make your own mind up:

What if you found out that a company discovered a cure for cancer — and kept that information hidden from the public for 7 years?

I would consider that an outrage!  After all, according to the United Nations [1], cancer has become the leading cause of death in 2010.  And millions of people all over the world have died from cancer … when their lives could’ve been saved.

How many people do you know who’ve died from cancer in the past 7 years?

I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “Why would a company suppress this cancer cure information … and deliberately cause the deaths of millions of people?”  Here’s why:

The substance they found is completely natural … so they couldn’t take out a patent on it … and subsequently, they knew they couldn’t make any money from it!

The good news is that one brave researcher has come forward to break the silence — and tell the world about this true cancer cure.

Click on the link below to read the full story of this astounding breakthrough — and the dozens of other underground cures not yet available to mainstream medicine:

https://www.web-purchases.com/HSI/LHSIL904/landing.html

Wishing you the best of health,

Danica Collins

P.S.  According to the United Nations Cancer Research Agency [2]cancer will kill more than 13.2 MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR by 2030.  That’s almost double the number who died from the disease in 2008.

Don’t let yourself or your loved ones become another cancer statistic.  Read the full story by going to:

https://www.web-purchases.com/HSI/LHSIL904/landing.html

[1] Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide in 2010, says UN – http://tocancer.com/?p=1139
[2] Cancer will kill 13.2 million a year by 2030: U.N. – http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6504H820100601

Plastic Bottles: Do They Leach Carcinogens?

I have recently been asked about the safety of the plastic bottles that are used to ship our advanced colloidal silver solution in, as some plastics are known to leach toxic chemicals.  Some toxins such as Bisphenol A are associated with cancer and would obviously undermine the colloidal silver benefits.  The question posed was:

“I am writing to find out if you have ever tested your plastic containers for xenoestrogens, BPA, and other leach contaminants.
I am familiar with glass and realize that it is not the best choice for colloidal silver products because of the precipitation of the silver from the solution that inevitably takes place.
Still, plastic containers, even BPA-free polycarbonates, are rarely tested by supplement companies after their product has been placed in them for a period of time, say, one year or two”.

I had to give the honest answer, “I don’t have a clue”.

However, I put the question to Nutronix International, who in turn passed it to Alpha Packaging (who provide the plastic bottles).  Alpha Packaging have provided the following answer:

Over the past few weeks, Alpha Packaging has received an increasing number of calls regarding the safety of the plastic bottles and jars we manufacture. The calls have been precipitated by media reports covering the potential danger of bisphenol A, a phthalate that some groups allege causes cancer and other adverse effects in humans. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a building block for polycarbonate (PC), a rigid clear plastic commonly used for baby bottles, reusable water bottles and other applications. It is NOT found in polyethylene terepthalate (PET), commonly used for single-use water and soda bottles among other bottles, nor is it found in high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Alpha Packaging primarily makes bottles and jars from PET and HDPE, and  we make no bottles from polycarbonate, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or polystyrene (PS), which have all been identified as having the potential for leaching bisphenol A into the products they hold. It is also important to note that Alpha Packaging does not add bisphenol A or any other phthalates into any of the bottles and jars we manufacture. (Phthalates are often added as plastic softeners in baby toys and other items, and past media coverage of these softeners has caused product recalls in the past two years.)

We know many of our customers are very knowledgeable about the chemical composition of plastic packaging, but sometimes your customers are not. Compounding the problem, incomplete coverage by the media has caused a great deal of confusion among consumers. For example, recent reports have identified “water bottles” as a primary source of BPA, and video footage accompanying the reports has shown single-use PET bottles instead of multi-use water bottles that retailers such as Wal-Mart in Canada have pulled from the shelves.

A second example of incomplete reporting: U.S. News and World Reports identified recycle codes 3, 6 and 7 as those indicating plastics that contain BPA. While PVC (recycle code #3), PS (recycle code #6) and PC (recycle code #7) do contain BPA, the media consistently fails to mention that recycle code #7 does not mean a bottle is made from polycarbonate – instead, recycle code #7 simply means “other plastics” that do not fall into categories 1 through 6. “Other” plastics include polylactide (PLA), a corn-based clear resin also used for single-use beverage bottles that also does not contain bisphenol A.

Fears about the safety of plastics are raised frequently, but PET and HDPE have consistently been proven safe to use in rigid packaging applications. In fact, we have had some of our PET bottles tested for the presence of BPA and other phthalates, and the bottles were shown not to contain any of the chemicals in question. Alpha Packaging is committed to helping you ensure the safety of the bottles and jars you buy from us. If you need additional information about the safety of PET and HDPE resins, please let us know how we can assist you.

If you had any concerns before, I hope this will put your mind at rest.