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Big Pharma Infiltrating "Independent" Media Outlets

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 03:55 PM
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The drug industry spends nearly twice as much on promotion as it does on research and development, and historically one of their key targets has been physicians. There are drug reps whose sole responsibility is to "educate" physicians about new drugs, a practice that includes lavish gifts, dinners and trips as persuasive perks.



As journalist Ray Moynihan recently reported in the British Medical Journal: "Just as many doctors contemplate an end to their dance with drug company marketers, a fresh new crew is stepping lively onto the floor: journalists and media organizations looking for easy ways to fund their reporting, travel, and education. The BMJ reported … that the Murdoch empire's flagship newspaper in Australia has accepted an undisclosed amount of sponsorship money from the drug industry for a series of articles on health policy—and that the idea arose from a meeting between advertising agents. Defending the deal, the Australian's editor said that independence and integrity were maintained; but as others pointed out, this new form of financial closeness between journalists and the companies they scrutinise raises real concerns."


Creepy much? Traditional media outlets seem to be in everyone's pocket at this point. It seems there should be some rules in place to prevent this sort of thing. Having drug companies owning the media is almost as frightening as having the govt. own them. Swaying popular opinion and encouraging the general public to take that pill.

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 04:02 PM
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Thanks for bringing this to my attention, s n f


They're infiltrating churches too!


Big Pharma May Plan on Setting up Shop in Your Place of Worship

These eugenicists know no boundaries, it's only going to get more obvious as time passes.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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Yikes hadn't heard about the churches. They have their grubby little fingers in everything.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Firstly Domo1, you write some of the most intriguing posts with intelligent analyses and I always look forward to opening a new one from you. But whyohwhyohwhyohwhy did I read this? My Campbell's minestrone lodged itself in my throat, and luckily, my keyboard remains dry. But this is awful.

Gone are the few days we had left of medical reporting. And I thought NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman was as bad as it would get, with her Bachman-esque eyes. Our health hinges on medical objectivity, and as it has waned, so has our health. Another reason to kill your television.




posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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You know what , I have confronted my fathers doctor weeks ago , actually my father is a very old man and he suffers from a problem in one kidney which is smaller than the other one which also causes a high blood pressure , so a months ago one of my friends gave me a powder made from Gum Arabic and told me its good for those who have kidney problems and other things as well , so I gave it to my father a month before his checkup , so after his checkup the doctor found that the creatine level has dropped too much and I told my fathers friend - who was with us at the time who also told the doctor in advance that my father is on gum Arabic - that if the results turned to be good , the doctor will never admit that it's because of this powder , and thats exactly what he said when I asked him what's your opinion now ? What do you think caused this decline in creatine level ? He refused to admit that the powder had any effect , and said that he as a doctor can only speak scientificly and based on what learned , and that is of course exactly what this thread is all about.

Google gum Arabic , it really deserves a thread of its own.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Firstly Domo1, you write some of the most intriguing posts with intelligent analyses and I always look forward to opening a new one from you.


Thank you, it's appreciated.




Our health hinges on medical objectivity, and as it has waned, so has our health.


It's frightening to think that the media is no longer objective in regard to our health. I really think there ought to be some rules regarding this.



posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 03:36 PM
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It's frightening to think that the media is no longer objective in regard to our health. I really think there ought to be some rules regarding this.

Media never was objective. Listen, in regard to such an important issue as health the best thing is to find a good doctor and if you want to be sure - to read professional literature. Even without all the money tipping the things, journalists are not specialists. I am sure you noticed that media reports often mix virus and bacteria and it is school material.



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