FACT: 61 percent of Medicare spending on prescription drugs is direct profit for pharmaceutical companies. Here is a question to ask your self. Is Big Pharma’s Greed Turning People into Zombies?
One of the big problems with Big Pharma is the practice of ghostwriting. This involves pharmaceutical companies paying off doctors to slap their names on some glowing review or commentary, which is little more than an advertisement for a product and then attempt to slip it into medical journals.
“Has America become a nation of psychotics? You would certainly think so, based on the explosion in the use of anti-psychotic medications. Drug companies are accused of pressuring doctors into over-prescribing medications to patients in order to increase profits. ” tattoowerks chanell.
Big Pharma: The Greed That Is Killing Innocent People
Why and from what spirit does this carefully programmed evil system continue with the most deadly of drugs and chemical agents?
When you break it all down they are literally saying, “You can not consider any form of natural element as a serious medicine. You must take the poison we prescribe or we will find a way to take anything natural that would improve your health away from you. We are the drug lords of this world and you will do it our way or go to prison”. READ MORE
Big Pharma? The pharmaceutical industry is the richest industry in the world. If you take Forbes 500 richest industries, the first 10 pharmaceutical ones are earning together the equivalent of the 490 others! And this is despite having found no real new drugs in the past 30 years! How come? How can they still do so well? READ MORE
In the pharmaceutical industry’s rush to get drugs to market, safety usually comes last. Long studies to truly assess a drug’s risks just delay profits after all — and if problems do emerge after medication hits the market, settlements are usually less than profits. Remember, Vioxx still made money. READ MORE
Journalist Kathleen Sharp’s “Blood Feud” opens with a horrific scene. Jim Lenox, a 54-year-old cancer patient, home recuperating after chemotherapy treatments, is feeling hopeful. Suddenly, rivers of blood gush from his nose and mouth, he falls to the ground and dies, “his head encircled by a halo of blood, sputum, and malignant growths.”
This is a grim picture, and in her well-researched book, Sharp explores why pharmaceutical companies permitted thousands of patients like Lenox to receive high doses of an anti-anemia drug designed to boost the production of red blood cells.
Here’s the short answer: $100 billion in revenue was at stake. READ MORE
How does one explain an internist who wrote more than 900 prescriptions for the controversial and very expensive drug Lovaza, a drug approved to lower triglycerides, or a geriatric doctor who is the top prescriber of a very expensive heart medication known as Ranexa, or a cardiologist who neglects the less costly and generic statins, and presribes mostly Crestor, a very effective but also very costly drug, or just about any top prescriber of Tarka, an expensive blood pressure medication that combines two generic medications that can be purchased for pennies, into a brand drug that costs around $4.50 a pill (something I discussed in a previous article “Drug Dealing For Big Pharma”)? READ MORE