posted on Nov, 16 2009 @ 01:05 PM
I get mad at Big Pharma and the medical profession as a whole when they pull the 'propietary' card. This is JUST about money.
If all the doctors, researchers, pharm companies, and health care workers were to pool their knowledge we could rid the world of many diseases and
medical issues. As it stands, everyone is protecting their proprietary drug, research, treatment etc. afraid of losing their
The treatments that we give to the sick on a day to day basis are bordering on barbaric. Why? Because it's the best treatment we have available.
I'm not saying that all medical care comes under this - nothing could be further from the truth - but many regular treatments that cause immense
health risks to patients could be avoided.
Have you ever heard of the doctor who has an amazing treatment for cancer? Sure you have. Of course, the insurance companies won't cover his
treatment ('experimental') so it ends up being really expensive (wink). Your local oncologists don't have this treatment available because it's
"proprietary"(wink). So because you can't afford Dr. X[pensive], you get to wallow in the depths of chemotherapy and radiation and drug cocktails
(tested by the labs that sell them!!!)(wink). Dr. X isn't going to share his treatment details, it would take away his profits and notoriety. It's
not about saving lives, it's about savings accounts.
Kudos for this man for speaking out. I don't care if he bought his PHD from the penny-saver. What he says is far more important than who he is. If
his research is true, there should be people held accountable. That none are is indicative of the money spent on political lobbying by the big pharma.
It's easier to get a drug onto the market by paying people than it is by proving its effectiveness through unbiased clinical trial. The cost of doing
business (just like the settled lawsuits).
Look at any drug advert on the TV (because advertising, "Tell your doctor you need this!!!" is better than trained doctors prescribing the right
drug/treatment for the patient), and note what percentage of the air time it takes them to go through the side effects. Every single one is greater
than 50% of the overall length of the advert.
Unhappy? Tell your doctor you need XXXXX.
May cause anal bleeding, thoughts of suicide, death, depression, stomach cramps, diarrhea, blindness and heart failure.
New drug for stomach aches? Side effects include stomach aches.
New drug for headaches? Side effects include headaches.
etc. etc. etc.
I'd like to see every advertisement for every drug list all fatalities from side effects.Just watch the advertising business plan change then!
Again, I am not in any way attacking the good people in the 'caring' professions. It's when their actions all point to MONEY that I get angry.
I'm not against people making money, but the cost should never be in lives.