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Added are 2 sections, one of articles that support the claim that pharma has gained control of all aspects of the medical field and worked them to maximize profits at http://healthfully.org/rep/ (recommended exposing pharma).  Another section has developed diet and the role in diseases, of which the most significant are cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and the subsequent acute events of stroke and myocardial infarction.  At http://healthfully.org/rh/id7.html are videos on relevant topics.

The summaries here are 2 or 3 typed pages in length including links and footnotes.  Most are followed by a non-technical summation of findings relevant to the reader’s.  The results are based on quality review of the medical literature, averaging over 200 hours on each topic.   Statins has over 800—I have been struggling with that topic for 8 years.  Multiple trips are made to the medical library at UCSD.    The findings are well supported and alternate positions are considered.  How considered is based upon finding in "Marketing Science and Misinformation" an essential background.  When profits are affected, the validity of the published material must be carefully examined.  The following papers at this site assume that a healthy skepticism is held by the reader on the "wisdom" of corporate medicine.  Assuming an acceptance of the first paper, "Marketing Science", I have limited my critical comments concerning pharma's manipulation of results.  Given the vast amount of harm done by side effects, "Side Effects" was added.  At 9 pages it entertains with developed examples while informs.      

 

The articles published here are written for an educated audience (not dumbed down).  The technical portions can be perused lightly if the subject consumes too much time, and yet you can still understand the key points.  The purpose is to provide the evidence in a way that is more than a faith argument:  trust me I'm an expert.  Matters of health deserve sufficient time so that you can with reasonable certainty make wise decisions.  For those with background or motivation, there are non-technical summaries at the end of most of the articles, and collected at Healthful Choices, Summation.  As I often say:  "You ought to take better care of your body than your car. 

Remember the forces that shaped the tobacco companies are at work upon pharma. Corporations are profit maximizing entities. 

Table of frequently used abbreviations:

AS         Atherosclerosis

 

N6         Omega 6 fatty acids   

CVD      Cardiovascular disease

 

MeS      Metabolic syndrome

IR          Insulin resistance

 

NALFD  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

KOL      Key opinion leader

 

T2D       Type 2 Diabetes

N3       Omega 3 fatty acids   

 

CHD      Coronary heart disease
 

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A flock of university professors and some doctors have broken ranks to expose the harm cuased by our corporate health industry, with pharma doing the most harm.  The best account of bad pharma is by Danish Prof. Peter Gotzsche in his 2013 book Deadly Medicine and Organised Crime:  How big pharma has corrupted healthcare.  Prof. Gotzsche’s book has won the British Medical Book Award given by the BMA (British Medical Association which is comparable to our AMA).  Further endorsement comes from the Richard Smith former Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ (British Medical Journal) and Drummond Rennie, Deputy Editor of JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association).  This amounts to prima facie (strong) evidence that the claim of systematic corruption is correct.  The President’s Lecture on YouTube by Harvard Professor Marcia Angell confirms the corrupt charge made by Prof. Gotzsche’s book. Pharma is worse than you can imagine.      


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Harvard Prof. Marcia Angell, MD. wrote:  We certainly are in a health care crisis, ... If we had set out to design the worst system that we could imagine, we couldn't have imagined one as bad as we have.”  Author of the Truth About Drug Companies, and former Editor in Chief of NEJM.  Her excellent lecture on YouTube presenting the evidence


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There is an alarming laxity in the production of research, education of public and doctors, and standards of FDA approval for drugs, as well as the monitoring of safety and effectiveness of drugs.  For 2 chapters of the best book on how big PHARMA has manipulated the above and much more by Doctor Marcia Angell (Harvard Professor and former editor of New England Journal of Medicine).

 

Two Changes in content coming up

  1. The cholesterol myth.  Numerous critics have pointed out that cardiovascular disease is not caused by higher levels of blood cholesterol or fats.  Pharma promotes the cholesterol myth and ignores the major causes.

  2. Major cause of cardiovascular disease is pathogens living within the middle layer of artery walls.  It initiates the immune response which involves LDL, HDL, and white blood cells.  Reactive chemicals such as simple sugars and carbon monoxide can potentiate the process resulting in the formation of plaque within the artery walls.

     

For confirmation from journal articles on primary role of infective agent enter into http://scholar.google.com/ terms such as bacteria + atherosclerosis or go to http://healthfully.org/rl/id8.html and id9  for collection of articles

For confirmation of cholesterol myth enter into http://scholar.google.com/ or http://www.amazon.com/ cholesterol myth, or go to http://healthfully.org/rl/id5.html for collection of journal articles. 





For the last 12 months I have been reading and writing on diet and cardiovascular disease (CVD)—the two are interconnected.  I have uncovered major divergence between accepted wisdom and journal published laboratory work.  At Recommended healthful are the products of this work, and at Recommended long are the proofs that infectious agents within the artery walls is the leading cause of CVD and the cholesterol-fat is essentially a myth.

*  On JK:  My first medical textbook (pharmacology) was bought  in 1971, and since then 21  more university level medical books, and 9 more for a wider audience on Bad Pharma.  My background includes 12 years of university studies with majors in sciences and philosophy including graduate school.  The analytic skills picked up in university have given me a skill in sorting through complex topics and an enjoyment of studies, which continued self-directed upon completion of formal education.    In 2001 I started a political educational website, in 2004 the health website  which added served as an outlet for my health related studies.  In 2010, when I concluded that in my life-time the corporate control of governments will not change, nor would we return to Keynesian economics (managed capitalism), that I then shifted my focus to health issues.   In 2010 I listened to a recorded version of Prof Marcia Angell MD, The Truth About Drug Companies and How They Deceive Us.  She convinced me that the entire fabric of medical beliefs and practices had been distorted by bad pharma.  In 2011, I started the Recommended sections of the healthfully website to expose bad pharma.  With retiring in 2012, I focused my leisure time to the investigation of medical issues, averaging 40 hours per week.  I am encouraged by the efforts of others to publicize the harm done by bad pharma and to seek regulatory changes which would loosen their corrupt influence over the education of doctors and their ownership of the clinical trials.  Most of this challenge is located Europe. 





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