(OpEdNews) – “Unlimited spending! Schedule all the programs you can.” That was the management directive announced at the regional business meeting I attended when I first became a pharmaceutical rep. When I heard the announcement I felt like I was on an Enron train that was roaring down the tracks, and the company expected everyone to be on board. The company was giving its sales force unlimited funds to hire physicians as paid speakers, sometimes to influence other physicians to prescribe the company’s drugs, at other times to simply financially reward physicians who wrote high volumes of prescriptions every month for the company’s drugs.
Former Merck regional sales manager, Gene Carbona, told the New York Times that the only thing the company considered when selecting physicians to provide presentations was “the volume or potential volume of prescribing that the doctor could do.” This is true of all pharmaceutical companies. According to The Wall Street Journal (August 31, 2009), Eli Lilly alone paid physicians $22 million dollars in just the first quarter of 2009.
The higher a physician is on the influential ladder, the greater the financial rewards to be reaped. Pharmaceutical companies pay influential leaders who can sway public opinion and influence research. And the area of medicine receiving the greatest amount of pharmaceutical money is psychiatry. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the most drug industry financially supported medical association. In July 2008, Senator Charles Grassley’s demands that the APA provide an accounting of its finances revealed that in 2006 the pharmaceutical industry accounted for about 30 percent of the APA’s financing; more than $20 million dollars. Read More Here
(Mercola) – Barbara Loe Fisher is the founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, http://www.NVIC.org, which is, unquestionably, the best resource for vaccine safety and efficacy information on the Internet. Continue reading →
(DrMercola) – Dr. Beatrice Golomb, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, masterfully exposes the corruption that has metastasized like a tumor throughout the pharmaceutical and medical industries, in the video above.
If you have any doubt about drug companies being riddled with conflicts of interest, those doubts will be shattered after seeing the evidence she presents.
The corruption has become so prolific that it has literally debased medical science. Continue reading →
No, this isn’t a game of “Battleship”, it’s your place in line to get that broken finger looked at by a healthcare professional. That’s right, I said “healthcare professional”. That nurse who used to greet you and take your blood pressure before turning you over to a physician has now become your doctor. And that general practitioner who used to treat you for minor illness has now become your brain surgeon. Welcome to life under Obamacare!
(EarthLink) – Companies say health care costs hard to swallow
The health care overhaul will cost U.S. companies billions and make them more likely to drop prescription drug coverage for retirees because of a change in how the government subsidizes those benefits. Read More Here
(DenverPost) – FLASHBACK: Obama Operative Responsible For Breaking Window To Frame Anti-Obamacare Activists
One of two people suspected of shattering 11 windows Tuesday morning at the state Democratic Party headquarters has an arrest record and a history of helping a Democratic political candidate, public records show. Read More Here
(SouthBendTribune) – Senate Republicans target Pell grants in health care law
After nine straight hours of beating back Republican amendments, Senate Democrats hit a temporary snag Thursday in their drive to rush through a package of fixes to the big health care law signed by President Barack Obama. Read More Here
(KurtNimmo) – Video: Conyers Cites Imaginary Constitutional Clause in Defense of Obamacare
It is a sad and frightening commentary on the state of the nation. As the video below demonstrates, our elected representatives are clueless about the Constitution, which they are sworn to uphold. Video Link Here
(PaulWatson) – Video: Obamacare “Same Doctor, Same Plan” Promise Is A Bald Faced Lie
President Obama’s promise that Americans would still be able to keep the same doctor and the same plan they were on before the health care bill was passed is already collapsing, with businesses, insurance companies and medical device manufacturers jacking up prices in response to Obamacare, and making it clear that the burden of the raft of new taxes imposed by the legislation will fall on Americans across the income spectrum. Continue reading →
(Guardian) – A senior army doctor has provided the first official support for claims that the cocktail of vaccines given to soldiers before the 1991 war in Iraq probably caused illnesses that became known as Gulf war syndrome, it was reported today. Continue reading →
In my Reflection of January 14, two days after the catastrophe in Haiti, which destroyed that neighboring sister nation, I wrote: “In the area of healthcare and others the Haitian people has received the cooperation of Cuba, even though this is a small and blockaded country. Approximately 400 doctors and healthcare workers are helping the Haitian people free of charge. Our doctors are working every day at 227 of the 237 communes of that country. On the other hand, no less than 400 young Haitians have been graduated as medical doctors in our country. They will now work alongside the reinforcement that traveled there yesterday to save lives in that critical situation. Thus, up to one thousand doctors and healthcare personnel can be mobilized without any special effort; and most are already there willing to cooperate with any other State that wishes to save Haitian lives and rehabilitate the injured.” Continue reading →
(PaulWatson) – Eye surgeon and senatorial candidate Rand Paul warns that under ObamaCare, Americans could be forced to wait a year and a half merely to see a doctor due to Canadian-style rationing of health care being imposed. Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – In working to protect the business interests of vaccine manufactures, both the FDA and FTC have declared all-out war against any products that might offer consumers options other than vaccines. This week, that war against natural remedies reached the shores of Dr. Andrew Weil, who is perhaps the best-known alternative medicine doctor in America. Continue reading →
Concerned about Swine Flu? Swine flu is actually an upper respiratory disease linked to pneumonia, which is why it is fatal. Just ask the University of Minnesota. They have a research department (with one Dr. Patrick Schlievert, PhD ) designed for ‘bio-defense’ and paid for by the National Institute of Health (NIH). Continue reading →
(NaturalNews) – Public support for the swine flu vaccine is evaporating by the day as the rationale for the vaccine appears increasingly ludicrous to anyone paying attention. Moms, nurses, day care workers and members of the general public are increasingly realizing that Big Pharma’s rationale for swine flu vaccination just doesn’t add up.Continue reading →
(C4L) – The purpose of the following is to argue that the “gold standard,” as understood by most of the public, did not cause or worsen the Great Depression as current FED Chairman Ben Bernanke has based many of his papers, speeches, and, to a large extent, his entire career on. Continue reading →
(C4L) – What if tomorrow morning you woke up to headlines that yet another Chinese drone bombing on US soil killed several dozen ranchers in a rural community while they were sleeping? That a drone aircraft had come across the Canadian border in the middle of the night and carried out the latest of many attacks? What if it was claimed that many of the victims harbored anti-Chinese sentiments, but most of the dead were innocent women and children? Continue reading →
C. G. Jung, the great doctor of the soul and one of the most inspired psychologists of the twentieth century, had incredible insight into what is currently playing out, both individually and collectively, in our modern-day world. He writes, “If, for a moment, we look at mankind as one individual, we see that it is like a man carried away by unconscious powers.” We are a species carried away — “possessed” by — and acting out, the unconscious. Continue reading →
(Sep 18, 09) – If you have been paying attention than you already know that the vaccines being produced will contain a live virus. What was a surprise to me was that it will be available in a spray. Does that not seem like the worst idea ever, how will the live virus be contained when people are spraying this in the air? -ed Continue reading →
The plague of modern society is preparing for the event that will quite possibly be the most dangerous thing to happen to humanity since the last great outbreak: the release of the Swine Flu vaccination. That’s right, not the flu, the “prevention.” Continue reading →
Deforestation, or the removal of forests, is a major problem that has devastating effects all over the world. Europeans began clearing forests more than 500 years ago. The invention of modern machinery made the process even easier. Continue reading →
The pieces of the pandemic puzzle are coming together as the H1N1 Swine Flu hysteria is reaching new heights. A largely uncovered white paper published by RAND Corporation in March of 2009, sponsored by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur, identifies parental consent laws, medical homes, and lack of access to medical records as main barriers “for immunizing low-income adolescents.” The solution proposed to Sanofi Pasteur? Turn schools into a vaccine wonderland. Continue reading →
Alex welcomes back to the show Dr. Russell Blaylock, nationally recognized board-certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. Blaylock argues that aspartame, MSG, and other excitotoxins promote the growth of cancer. Continue reading →
It’s too bad the woman in the video below confronting Barney Frank over Obamacare didn’t come with facts instead of slinging the word “Nazi” around. The corporate media loves it when people compare Obama to Hitler and accuse the administration of Nazism. It makes it easier to dismiss the opposition as mental patients. Continue reading →
(SFGate) – Obesity is the elephant in the room of health care reform, a public health catastrophe that kills more than 100,000 Americans a year, cost the nation $147 billion last year and threatens to shorten U.S. life expectancy for the first time since the Civil War. Continue reading →
(MSNBC) – August 12, 2009 – Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, joins the Ed Show to discuss whether Americans should be allowed to bring guns to protests like William Kostric did at a protest outside President Barack Obama’s health care town hall. Continue reading →
The enormous vaccination programme against the A/H1N1 swine flu virus due to start this autumn across Germany is nothing less than a huge experiment, a prominent critic of the pharmaceutical industry says. Continue reading →
Maine is preparing for a “mass vaccination” of students to guard against the spread of the H1N1 virus and its more common cousin, seasonal influenza, the state’s top doctor said Friday. Continue reading →