Not Only Do We Not Need More Fluoride…

Posted on Monday, February 7th, 2011

In a drug-saturated society such as ours, the last thing we need is more drugs. Or is it? The Obama administration has become so concerned about the slowing pace of new drugs coming out of the pharmaceutical industry that officials have decided to start a billion-dollar government drug development center to help create medicines. The […]

Questioning the Long-Term Use of Prescription Drugs

Posted on Friday, November 12th, 2010

One of the fundamental problems with drug-driven medicine is that the most drugs don’t actually cure anything. What they do is suppress symptoms or spur biological processes that give a sense of relief to the person taking them. In this way, they’re used to “manage” chronic illnesses. They’re taken for long periods of time – […]

And the Money Kept Rolling Out in All Directions…

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Ever since we began publishing our quarterly newsletter Biosis back in late 2004, we’ve periodically written on issues around Big Pharma’s quest for ever greater profits – an issue we’ve also looked at here on the blog since 2008. To our clients and regular readers, drug company corruption is no news. But this is:   […]

Stat!: All Doped Up in the USA

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010

Percent of US adults who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 48 Percent who took at least 2 different drugs: 31 Percent who took 5 or more: 11   Percent of US children who took at least 1 prescription drug in the past month: 20 Percent of US seniors who did: […]

New Cancer-Inflammation Link & Other News of Note

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Research Finds New Link Between Inflammation and Cancer (PhysOrg) Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic inflammation and cancer. Although cancers do not always cause inflammation, chronic inflammation is known to help tumor cells grow. In an article published in the June issue of Nature, VCU Massey scientists […]

More Doctors Saying “No” to the Drug Dealers

Posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010

Here’s some good, or at least promising news, as a recent WSJ Health Blog headline put it: “More Doctors Giving Pharma Sales Reps the Cold Shoulder”: The number of physicians who were “rep-accessible,” defined as meeting with at least 70% of salespeople who come calling, dropped by 18% from last year, according to sales and […]

Some Unsettling Truths About Western Medicine’s Drug “Cures”

Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green. Part 1, “The Great American Drug Culture,” is available here, along with biographical info about Dr. Green.   How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System? Part 2: Some Unsettling Truths About Western […]

The Great American Drug Culture

Posted on Monday, April 12th, 2010

This week, we’re pleased to run the article “How to Fix Our Failing Health Care System?” by holistic dentist Dr. Steven Green, starting with today’s installment, “The Great American Drug Culture.” Besides providing general dental and health care, Dr. Green has been treating functional somatic facial syndromes involving fatigue, pain, inflammation and spasm for more […]

Privileging Drugs, Bashing Herbs

Posted on Monday, April 5th, 2010

Not long ago, we ran across a couple of hmmm-inducing headlines on news stories involving herbal medications. The first covered research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on problems that can arise from mixing “heart drugs” and some herbal supplements. According to WebMD’s report, [Researcher Arshad ] Jahangir says the danger […]

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