Ghost in the Machine, Part 1 — Drug Safety and Media Shaped by Big Pharma

Personally, I would never ever take (deadly) drugs like Xarelto.

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Ghost in the Machine, Part 1 — Drug Safety and Media Shaped by Big Pharma:

Story at-a-glance

  • Drug industry representatives sit on the boards of major TV and print news outlets, shaping and sometimes blocking reporting about drug safety and effectiveness
  • Academic institutions, many government agencies and NGOs are financially beholden to Big Pharma, and most academic medical centers have drug company reps on their boards
  • “Sponsored content,” also called branded or native content, is now the prevailing online advertising model making drug advertisements and Pharma messages look like real news

By Dr. Mercola

If you have noticed that prescription drugs are becoming more dangerous — and more expensive — you are right. As the drug industry’s influence over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) increases, dangerous drugs are approved and marketed despite their clear risks to patients.

Recent examples include the aggressively promoted blood thinners Xarelto and Pradaxa which cause uncontrollable bleeding, the testosterone drug Androgel, for “Low T” linked to noncalcified plaque buildup in coronary arteries, and fluoroquinolone antibiotics. When warnings are added to these dangerous drugs or they are withdrawn, like 28 popular drugs have been, many wonder why media failed to report the safety risks while they were occurring.1

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Statins are gateway drugs for Big Pharma: Take one and you’ll need four or five more prescriptions for the side effects

Statins are gateway drugs for Big Pharma: Take one and you’ll need four or five more prescriptions for the side effects:

One out of every three American adults take statins, and if you think that sounds like good news for statin manufacturers, you’re missing the bigger picture. All of Big Pharma benefits when people take statins. In fact, statins can really be thought of as gateway drugs. After all, they have so many side effects that you will likely end up taking several other medications after you start statins just to deal with them.

What can happen to you if you take these dangerous drugs? They suppress your body’s immune system, rendering it less able to fight off infections. They also inhibit production of coenzyme Q10, which helps to regulate your immune and nervous system and maintain a healthy heart and blood pressure. There’s also a higher risk of neurological diseases when you take statins, with many patients reporting forgetfulness, confusion and memory loss. But don’t worry – whatever happens to you, Big Pharma has a solution for that, too!

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STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts

STATIN WARNING: Patients ‘used as guinea pigs’ – shock claim from experts:

Cardiologist Aseem Malhotra told a conference that doctors were unwittingly practising “unethical medicine” by prescribing statins which he said offered little or no benefit to patients at low risk of heart disease.He also claimed patients were not being told the true benefits and harms of the cholesterol lowering drug.

His comments have fuelled the debate surrounding the group of medicines, the most widely prescribed treatment in the UK given to up to 12 million patients, or around one in four adults.

Use of the drugs fiercely divides medical opinion with proponents arguing the benefits in reducing the risk of heart attacks and stroke far outweigh the risk of side effects which include severe muscle pain, impotence, cataracts, mental impairment, diabetes, fatigue and liver dysfunction.

H/t reader kevin a.

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75p breakfast better than drugs to lower cholesterol

Statins on the other hand are toxic poison.

75p breakfast better than drugs to lower cholesterol:

Heart disease symptoms could be warded off most effectively by eating a bowl of porridge everyday, says an expert.

The popular winter breakfast dish is made from oats, which is the key ingredient for a healthy heart.

Oats contain soluble fibre, also known as beta glucan, which have been found by studies to lower cholesterol levels.

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Powerful new cholesterol drug helps statins slash the risk of heart attack: Medication could save thousands of lives every year

Change your diet and there is no need for any medication.

Now that is “powerful”!!!


Powerful new cholesterol drug helps statins slash the risk of heart attack: Medication could save thousands of lives every year

H/t reader squodgy:

“The heavy marketing BigPharma lying machine rolls on.
Now we have another complimentary drug which helps statins by blocking a protective protein.
All part of the plan to eliminate our ability to self protect.”

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Who Needs Statins? Four Brazil Nuts Once A Month (Video)

High amounts of selenium (help) cure cancers.

Flashback:

Selenium Heals Cancers


Four Brazil Nuts Once a Month…:

One of the craziest studies I read all year involved feeding people a single serving of brazil nuts to see what it would do to the cholesterol levels of healthy volunteers. They gave ten men and women a single meal containing zero, one, four, or eight Brazil nuts, and found that the ingestion of just that single serving almost immediately improved cholesterol levels. LDL, so-called “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood, was significantly lower starting just nine hours after the ingestion of nuts, and by no insignificant amount, nearly 20 points within a day. Even drugs don’t work that fast. It takes statins around four days to have a significant effect.

But that’s not even the crazy part.

The researchers went back and measured their cholesterol five days later, and then 30 days later. Now keep in mind they weren’t eating Brazil nuts this whole time. They just had that single serving of Brazil nuts a month before and their cholesterol was still down 30 days later. It went down and stayed down, after eating just four nuts… That’s nuts!

And no, the study was not funded by the brazil nut industry.

Interestingly, four nuts actually seemed to work faster than the eight nuts to lower bad cholesterol and boost good cholesterol. These results suggest that eating just four nuts might be enough to improve the levels of LDL and HDL for up to 30 days, and maybe longer—they didn’t test past 30.

Now normally, when a study comes out in the medical literature showing some too-good-to-be-true result like this you want to wait to see the results replicated before you change your clinical practice, before you recommend something to your patients, particularly when the study is done on only ten people, and especially when the findings are literally just too incredible to be believed. But when the intervention is cheap, easy, harmless and healthy—eating four Brazil nuts a month—then, in my opinion, the burden of proof is kind of reversed. I think the reasonable default position is to do it until proven otherwise.

They concluded a single serving was sufficient “without producing liver and kidney toxicity.” What they’re referring to is the high selenium content of brazil nuts—so high that four eaten every day may actually bump us up against the tolerable daily limit for selenium, but not something we have to worry about if we’re just eating four once a month.

H/t kevin a.

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Research: Statins Increase Cancer and Memory Loss Risk (Video)

Research: Statins Increase Cancer and Memory Loss Risk (Video)

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H/t reader squodgy:

“And on and on….but Pfizer and Astra make billions from our sheeple programming.
I was lucky, I soon put 2+2 together when I couldn’t raise my arms and had to crawl because my hips wouldn’t work.
I stopped them & recovered immediately.
A friend was diagnosed with TOTAL LIVER FAILURE because of Statins, and fortunately recovered when he stopped taking them.
Finally, another close friend enduring treatment for arythmia was prescribed Statins, and after 6 months became full Type 2 Diabetic, which the nurse advised was their fault because it is a known side effect of Statins.
Just like with Police Brutality, there is a plan against us all.
The only answer is to eat healthy & fuck ’em.”

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