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“The pharmaceutical industry is the most lucrative, the most cynical and the least ethical of all the industries," Dr. Philippe Even tells The Guardian. "It is like an octopus with tentacles that has infiltrated all the decision-making bodies:  world health organizations, government agencies, parliaments, high administrations in health and hospitals and the medical profession."  Guide Des 4,000 Medicaments by Drs. Evan & Debre, Sept. 2012 
For by interview by Dr Evans member of Parliament and Dr. Bernard Debre head of the prestigious Necker  Institute in Paris.  They are particularly harsh about lipid-regulating statins and have singled out 58 drugs, that are used for a wide range of conditions, like diabetes and osteoporosis, which they claim are outright dangerous.

The first essay is a beacon upon the bad pharma process.  For confirmation of the corruption worked by pharma, start with Harvard Professor Marcia Angell , her President’s Lecture at the University of Montana; and for links to videos and books on bad pharma, and related issues of health, including the role of diet in disease and obesity.




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 done 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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All with cool art and over 4300 journal articles and links   6/9/18


 


#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


 


#209 THE ARTISTS


 


#184  RECOMMENDED LOW SUGAR POPULATION –their freedom from western diseases


# 180 RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC, How fructose poison’s every cell


 


#158   RECOMMENDED GATEWAY PAGE  Gateway to the research on pharma and health


 


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


 


#161  RECOMMENDED HEALTHFUL Improving health including diet and nutritional science


 


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


 


 


BUSINESS PROBLEMS:  recommended section since 2010


BAD PHARMA & THEIR TOBACCO SCIENCE


#158  RECOMMENDED GATEWAY PAGE


#152  RECOMMENDED--CONCISE Drugs to avoid and take


#159  RECOMMENDED--LONG Topics developed


#160  RECOMMENDED EXPOSING PHARMA Profits before people


#156  RECOMMENDEDS NON-TECHNICAL SUMMATIONS  Simple info and advice


#176  RECOMMENDED CANCER, DIET, MACROPHAGE Cause and starving cancer


#157  RECOMMENDED MORE BAD PHARMA More profits before people


#173  RECOMMENDED HEART ISSUES 


#169  RECOMMENDED HEART CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUES


#170 RECOMMENDED MORE JOURNAL ARTICLES


#177  RECOMMENDED NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES, KETONES


#166  RECOMMENDED CRITICS  Those who expose bad pharma  


 


DIETARY & DIABETES


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


#167  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIET AND FOODS


#168  RECOMMENDED ARTICLES ON DIETARY ISSUES


#184  RECOMMENDED COLLAGEN AND ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C)


#175  RECOMMENDED DIETARY TOPICS BY JK


#174  RECOMMENDED DIET TESTIMONIALS


#172  RECOMMENDED DIET JOURNAL ARTICLES


#178   RECOMMENDED DIABETES


#183  RECOMMENDED  FRUCTOSE AND GLYCATION PRODUCTS


#181  RECOMMENDED URIC ACID’S PANDEMICS ROLE


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#184  RECOMMENDED LOW SUGAR POPULATION Comparison to low sugar (fructose) populations                                                   #180  RECOMMENDED WESTERN DIET PANDEMIC  how are food poison every cell


 


 


OLDER Before 2011 with a few newer articles maybe


#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


                    


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#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


 


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#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.


 


Google internal search engine ABOVE & BELOW -- please use

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.  A link to 2 chapters of the best book on how


big PHARMA deceives us and much more by Doctor Marcia Angell (Harvard Professor and former editor of New England Journal of Medicine)


http://www.freemedicaljournals.com/f.php?f=index  over 2 dozen major journals available for free on line


 


https://www.plos.org/  another site with many free online journals


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A thought experiment:  Think like the Pfizer CEO (a marketing expert whose job review by his board of directors is based upon your maximization of quarterly profits).   You know how to work Pfizer-friendly FDA.  New drugs are  approved based on a phase III trials showing in a select young population some SHORT-TERM benefit for their condition (compared to nothing at all, a sugar pill); they have the least side effects.  You then expand usage on the basis of testing with junk marketing science in “phase IV studies”.  Your marketing department edits the results to be published.  The journals never receive the raw data, thus you manipulate the result to promote sales.  Your pay noted experts to educate doctors in required continuing education class about the benefits for these newly discovered off-label usages.  Your sales reps repeat the message.  Such claims based on junk science are protected by the Free Speech Clause of the Constitution.  No FDA approval for the new usage is needed if your company doesn’t advertise the new usage.  Over 70% of Pfizer's sales are for off-label usages.  You purchase prescribing records of doctors from data mining companies so that you can funnel thousands of dollars for “services” to doctors who push your drugs.  You schmooze with “donations” politicians, regulators, health care administrators, medical schools, and medical organizations—money well invested.  For example, The American Heart Association establishes treatment guidelines based on the junk science of Pfizer and others.  Civil courts plus administrators in hospitals and clinics pressure the doctors to follow those guidelines.  You also mount advertising blitzes to educate the public about Pfizer’s drugs that will be taken long-term.  In these 30 second TV educationals, you exaggerate disease risks, hype benefits, and merely list risks as required by the FDA.  Your company will reward you with millions in stock options.  See Side Effects and Marketing Science for an “ad nausea” account of pharma.  All this is confirmed by Harvard Prof.  Marcia Angell in The Truth About Drug Companies.

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Disclaimer:  The information, facts, and opinions provided here is not a substitute for professional advice.  It only indicates what JK believes, does, or would do.  Always consult your primary care physician for medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment. 




Positive bias averaged 32% (range 11 to 69%) in a NEJM article, 2008.  The study of neuroleptic drugs made a comparison of 74 journal articles to the raw data which was obtained by FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) from the FDA. See http://healthfully.org/index/id9.html, or http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/short/358/3/252