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"Medical Crap," a fitting name.  This site is about the abuse of medical science (and its effect up the practice of medicine) by corporations, which we all know have profits as their measure of their performance.

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#45 MALE HORMONES

The first 5 articles form a set, with the 5th contain a summary of the lessons learnt from the first 4. 

MEDICINE IS A LOT WORSE THAN WE BELIEVE.  IT IS LIKE GOVERNMENT, NOT HOW MUCH HAS BEEN DONE, BUT HOW MUCH OUGHT TO BE DONE.  THE HARM SO MEASURED IS ASTRONOMICAL.  BILLIONS ARE SPENT ON NEW DRUG TREATMENTS, MANY OF WHICH ARE NOT BETTER THAN EXISTING DRUG TREATMENTS, OR MERELY MARGINALLY BETTER.  SUCH A MARGINAL NEW TREATMENT ARE WORSE BECAUSE THEY ARE OFTEN MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE.  AND ALL TOO OFTEN THE NEW TREATMENT HAS MORE SIDE EFFECTS THAN THE EXISTING TREATMENT.   THE METHOD OF REVIEW, THE FDA, HAS THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY BEEN AT ITS HIGHEST POSITION DOMINATED BY THOSE WHO HAVE WORKED AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS FOR DRUG COMPANIES. THEIR PRO BUSINESS BIAS COLORS THEIR ACTIONS.   AND SINCE THE PASSAGE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG USER FEE ACT OF 1992, THE FDA RECEIVES $500,000 FOR EACH DRUG THEY APPROVE.  CONGRESS HAS PLACED BUSINESS BEFORE ETHICS.  WHAT WE GET IS A REFLECTION OF BOTH THE PROFIT MOTIVE AND THE QUALITY OF CONGRESSIONAL SUPERVISION. 

 

THE QUESTION ARISE AS TO WHY DO DOCTORS PRESCRIBE THESE NEW TREATMENTS?  SINCE THEY ARE PREVENTED BY LAW FROM OWNING PHARMACIES, THEY DO NOT PROFIT FROM THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS.  THEN WHY?  THE ARTICLE BELOW CONTAINS ONE OF THE TWO PRINCIPLE CAUSES.  SIMPLY PUT, THE DRUG COMPANIES MANIPULATE THE RESULTS OF THEIR RESEARCH--WHICH THEY OWN--TO CREATE ON PAPER RESULTS THAT SHOW THEIR NEW PRODUCT BETTER THAN THEIR COMPETITIOR'S EXISTING PRODUCT.  SINCE THERE IS NO OTHER SOURCE OF EVIDENCE, THE DOCTOR HAS TO RELY UPON THE DRUG MANUFACTURES PUBLISHED RESULTS, THOUGH HE KNOWS THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN EXAGERATED.  INDEPTENDENT RESEACH IS RARE AND EXISTS ONLY FOR A FEW OLDER PRODUCTS.  HE KNOWS THAT FDA REVIEW IS PREFUNCTORY.    MOREOVER, HE KNOWS THAT THE PATIENT EXPECTS THE LATEST DRUGS, AND HIS FAILURE TO DO SO WILL TYPICALLY TARNISH HIS REPUTATION AND POSSIBLE RESULT IN THE PATIENT FINDING ANOTHER PHYSICIAN.  THIS IS THE PRINCIPLE REASON PHYSICIANS PRESCRIBE NEW MEDICATIONS.  HE KNOWS THAT THE AVERAGE PATIENT IS NOT AWARE OF HOW UNCERTAIN THE NEW HYPED MEDICATIONS ARE.      THE PHYSICAN MUST DEAL WITH WHAT IS.

 

THERE IS MUCH ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.  SINCE PERFORMANCE IS MEASURED BY PROFITS, EXTERNAL SUPERVISION IS NEEDED.  THIS COULD COME FROM THE GOVERNMENT OR BETTER YET FROM THE GOVERNEMT EMPOWERING A COMMITTEE OF PEER- SELECTED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS TO OVERSEE THE PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION. 

THE PRESENT FDA SUPERVISION OF THE DRUG COMPANIES--Arianna--IS A MOCKERY.

 


Google internal search engine ABOVE & BELOW -- please use


 


MEDICAL LINKS


This site is one of 3 sites maintained by California Skeptics


All with cool art and informative articles   9/9/19


 


#31 TABLE OF CONTENTS healthfully, over 1,200 pages downloaded per day.


 


#7  TABLE OF CONTENTS skeptically, over 8,000 pages downloaded per day.


 


#201 TABLE OF CONTENTS CURRENT NEWS , over 900 pages downloaded per day


 


#157 Video documentaries lectures YouTube Healthful diet, bad pharma, GMOs etc. with description


 


 


#209 THE ARTISTS


 


# 180 RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC, high fructose diet and its conditions—proofs 


 


# 181 RECOMMENDED LOW SUGAR POPULATIONS Biomarkers, books, etc.


 


#152 RECOMMENDED--CONCISE Bad drugs, good drugs, treatments & supplements,  


 


#196  RECOMMENDED BOOK WESTERN DIET AND SICKNESS  /rbook some chapters


 


#161  RECOMMENDED HEALTHFUL Improving health including diet and nutritional science


 


#185  RECOMMENDED FRUCTOSE PAMDEMIC BOOK  fructose makes us sick book in preparation


 


 


BUSINESS PROBLEMS:  recommended section since 2010


BAD PHARMA & THEIR TOBACCO SCIENCE


#158  RECOMMENDED GATEWAY PAGE  /rg


#152  RECOMMENDED--CONCISE  /rc Drugs to avoid and take


#182  RECOMMEND ED MYTH BUSTERS   /rmb  on LSP and CAWD before book


#159  RECOMMENDED--LONG   /rl  Topics developed


#160  RECOMMENDED EXPOSING PHARMA   /rep Profits before people


#156  RECOMMENDEDS NON-TECHNICAL SUMMATIONS  /rns Simple info and advice


#176  RECOMMENDED CANCER, STARVING DIET, MACROPHAGEs  /rcdm Cause and starving cancer


#157  RECOMMENDED MORE BAD PHARMA /rmbp More profits before people


#173  RECOMMENDED HEART ISSUES   /rhi


#169  RECOMMENDED HEART CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES  /rja


#170 RECOMMENDED MORE JOURNAL ARTICLES   /rmja


#166  RECOMMENDED CRITICS      /critics   Those who expose bad pharma


 


DIETARY & DIABETES


#161  RECOMMENDED HEALTHFUL /rh Nutrition in depth, diet myths, plus diets, video links, etc.


#167  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIET AND FOODS /radf  


#168  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIETARY ISSUES /radi  


#175  RECOMMENDED DIETARY TOPICS BY JK   /rjk 


#177  RECOMMENDED NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, KETONES   /rndk  


#174  RECOMMENDED DIET TESTIMONIALS   /rdt


#172  RECOMMENDED DIET JOURNAL ARTICLES   /dja


 #178   RECOMMENDED DIABETES   /rt2d


#179  RECOMMENDED WELLNESS CLASS     /rcdm


 


BOOK MATERIAL:  MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION & FRUCTOSE


#180  RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC    /rmb


#181  RECOMMENDED URIC ACID’S ROLE    /rpc


#182  RECOMMENDED LOW SUGAR POPULATIONS   /rlsp


#183  RECOMMENDED FRUCTOSE, POLYOL PATHWAY, OSMOTIC    /rfpo


#184  RECOMMENDED COLLAGEN AND ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)   /rca


#185  RECOMMENDED FRUCTOSE PAMDEMIC BOOK  /rfpb


#186  RECOMMENDED GLYCATION END-PRODUCTS, ROS    /rgep


#187  RECOMMENDED MITOCHONDRIAL ARTICLES    /rma


#188  RECOMMENDED FATS (LIPIDS)     /rfl


#189  RECOMMENDED INSULIN RESISTANCE    /rir


#190  RECOMMENDED DIABETES INSULIN RESISTANCE   /rdi


#191  RECOMMENDED LONGER ARTICLE  /rla


#192  RECOMMENDED METABOLIC BASICS EXPLAINED  /rmbe


#193  RECOMMENDED MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION  /rmtdd


#194  RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET DISEASES  /rla


#195  RECOMMENDED RELATED ARTICLESE  /rra


 


OLDER with some newer articles


#17    QUACKERY  (at skeptically.org)


#135  NSAIDS     


#102  QUACK THEORIES & PRACTICES (at skeptically.org)


#41   MEDICAL CRAP


#130  MEDICAL CRAP MORE,


#132  IMAGINARY CONDITIONS


#134  ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE


#136  ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH


#137  DRUG NEWS--DISAPPOINTING


#141  BIG PHARMA AT WORK


#145  MANAGED HEALTH CARE


#146  FDA  Exposing the fašade of regulation


#147  FOR THE CHILDREN


#162  CORPORATE DRUGS


#150  BLOOD THINNERS AND ACETAMINOPHEN


#152 INDIGESTION DRUGS


#151  FAILED DRUGS


#159  CRITICS


                    


GENERAL INFORMATION:


#31 INDEX  


#35   HEALTH


#36   WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES


#45   MALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT


#148  FEMALE HORMONE REPLACEMENT


#171  SEX


#154  FOOD


#50   ASPIRIN THE BEST NSAID


#133  THE HEART


#144  HEART MEDICATIONS & TREATMENTS  


#44    ON CANCER


#139  CANCER VARIOUS TISSUES 


#155 CANCER TREATMENTS


#165. CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS


#49    TOBACCO


#131   LONGEVITY


#143  OBESITY


#46    MEDICAL SCIENCE


#47    MEDICAL NEWS


#48    DRUGS AND CONDITIONS


#140   HEALTH & BODY


#138   DISEASES


#142   GERIATRIC PROBLEMS


#149  PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS


#163 NATURALISTIC TREATMENTS (positive)


#153 EFFECTIVE DRUGS


 


MISCELLANEOUS:   


#1 ENLIGHTENMENT


#32 HOME 


#37   BIOGRAPHICAL


#38   LINKS ELSEWHERE


#33  PROSE SATIRE


#34  RHYMED POEMS


#39  RHYMED POEMS ROMANTIC


#40  RHYMED POEMS MELONCHOLY


#42  RHYMED POEMS SOCIAL MESSAGE


#43  RHYMED POEMS SATIRE


#209 THE ARTISTS


#210 SHORT STORY, ETC.


 


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In 2011 having realized that scientific fraud was the norm for industry funded work and their key opinion leaders (KOLs), I restarted a new grouping of articles.  The three key areas of focus are medical myths, the harm down by the Western diet, and what to do about it.   All those with a “/r” (for “recommended”) have been posted since 2011.


 


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