Back in 2013, ProPublica detailed what seemed a stunning development in the pharmaceutical industry’s drive to win the prescription pads of the nation’s doctors: In just four years, one doctor had earned $1 million giving promotional talks and consulting for drug companies; 21 others had made more than $500,000.
Six years later — despite often damning scrutiny from prosecutors and academics — such high earnings have become commonplace. Continue reading
Caroline was born in 2000 and is now 19 years old. My daughter was very sociable, full of energy and always together with her many friends – running, cycling and playing football. She always had a good appetite.
The only information we were given when the Gardasil vaccine was offered was that it may cause influenza like symptoms which were temporary, just like other vaccines for children.
Even though I had written in the notice book and given information that if she did not want the vaccine, then she MUST NOT be given it – Caroline was held by one nurse whilst another nurse administered the vaccine! Continue reading
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched efforts to create a vaccine that would protect people from most flu strains, all at once, with a single shot.
Over the years, I’ve written many articles refuting claims that vaccines are safe and effective, but we’ll put all that aside for the moment and follow the bouncing ball… Continue reading
A century after one of the world’s deadliest pandemics, annual flu shots could soon be a thing of the past
In 1918, in the final months of World War I, a flu pandemic spread across the world. It may have started among Chinese laborers who were transported in trains across Canada, and was first identified in the U.S. in soldiers. In the absence of vaccines, or antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections, the pandemic would eventually infect 500 million people and kill 50 million — 3% of the global population — making it the deadliest pandemic in history after the Black Death. Continue reading
We are constantly told that vaccines are safe and effective and that there’s nothing to worry about. This simply isn’t the case, and it’s a hard-to-swallow truth that many people refuse to acknowledge. Mass marketing campaigns portray vaccines in a ‘God-like’ light, and the science is being ignored. The truth is that vaccines are actually exempt from double blind placebo controlled studies and they have not been put through appropriate safety testing. Furthermore, a number of concerns have been raised about vaccine safety by a number of scientists arounds the world. I like to use aluminum as an example… Continue reading
This teacher wants his students to know that even the smallest act matters.
This October, students at Abbey Lane Elementary School in Levittown, New York, will take on a project that helps make the lives of cancer patients, survivors, and their families just a little bit brighter. They’re writing letters to cancer survivors to give them hope and encouragement. Continue reading
“Welp, I went and did it.” I read the comments on a flu vaccine post from a medical professional and in the process almost lost my eyes when they rolled into the back of my head. I’ll say this real clear so that just as many hear my voice over the sound of Beth Purkey’s and other indoctrinated medical professionals who can barely spell ingestion and injection, let alone tell you the difference between the two and what happens inside the human body. At least I can sleep at night knowing that my friends list (and whomever they share this with) will have heard the voice of an ACTUAL RN with a bachelors of science, nursing that has compassion, common sense, integrity, morals, values and ethical standards that don’t poison people. Continue reading
Medical errors rank behind heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the U.S., Johns Hopkins researchers say. (iStockphoto)
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine says medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States — and highlights how shortcomings in tracking vital statistics may hinder research and keep the problem out of the public eye. Continue reading
Corporate Media Seeks to Silence Doctors Exposing the Cholesterol Myth
Lipitor was, by far, the most profitable drug in the history of mankind among all pharmaceutical products, let alone being the most profitable cholesterol drug before its patent expired at the end of 2011. Sales to date from this one particular cholesterol-lowering statin drug have exceeded $140 billion.
Lipitor benefited from the change in marketing laws in 1997 that allowed pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. to advertise their products directly to consumers. Pfizer convinced an entire generation of Americans that they needed a pill to lower their cholesterol in order to prevent heart disease, in what may go down as one of the most brilliant and unethical marketing schemes of all time. Continue reading
Google has gone all-in with Big Pharma to push drugs and disease, while simultaneously blocking access to life-saving health information. Gone are the days when people could easily find information on nutrition, supplements, natural remedies and alternative therapies, but Google’s not stopping at censorship for health and wellness — the tech giant is also pushing pro-Big Pharma propaganda on their search engine. Continue reading
In my years of working with Dr. William Donald Kelley, DDS, MS – and there were 7 very good ones until his passing in 2005 – I was taught many things … among them – the following – and it has an amazing bearing on the shared story beyond the following image. ~ Ed.
Over the last half-century, the medical profession and the medical community have progressed to unprecedented heights and achievements in areas of reconstruction and surgical procedure. They have worked hard and deserve every bit of the respect and honor, which they receive. They have centered their energies and advancement on infectious and traumatic cases – all but conquering infections of many types. Surgical procedures and treatment of traumatic ills have advanced equally. In short – what the medical community has done – it has done well – unsurpassed in the history of mankind. ~ W.D. Kelley, DDS, MS
Next time you complain about how long you had to wait in emergency for your “sore stomach” or “swollen knee” and THEN decide to abuse staff with your impatience… the people you are selfishly yelling at could have just fought for endless minutes or even hours to SELFLESSLY try and save the life of a complete stranger. They may have put themselves in harms way and had to deal with sights most people can’t even stomach in the movies. They may have had to hold the hands of the mothers, brothers, husbands or even children of a patient while trying not to cry themselves. So next time you’re yelling at them for the “precious time you have wasted ” waiting when you could have gone to a G.P remember IF you are having to wait there is GOOD reason, there maybe people far worse off than you behind those doors.
Be grateful which side of the waiting room you’re on because it means you’re alive and not FIGHTING FOR YOUR LIFE.
Thank You Doctors & Nurses.
Written for and published by The Emergency Nurse ~ September 25, 2018
Immunotherapy has been a boon to those suffering from severe cancers. The science has been so transformative that just last year, three pioneering researchers won the Nobel Prize for their discoveries in the underlying immunological mechanisms that make immunotherapy drugs possible. Though for as much success as these interventions have had, there is still a segment of the population that is resistant to the drugs and their beneficial effects, and unfortunately, scientists have had difficulties nailing down the reasons why. Continue reading
During the reign of Barack (the Terrible) Obama, mass shootings prompted a White House declaration that community mental health centers would be created across America, in order to spot and treat persons before they committed violent acts. Now, under Trump, we are seeing a similar reaction, with a twist. Continue reading
There are prime and secondary causes of diseases. For example, the prime cause of the plaque is the plaque bacillus, but secondary causes of the plaque are filth, rats, and the fleas that transfer the plaque bacillus from rats to man. By a prime cause of a disease I mean one that is found in every case of the disease.
Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one prime cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. Continue reading
How 8,000 different things can kill you – but only one will succeed
Bill Bryson, author
The human body is often likened to a high-performance machine.
But it is so much more than that. It works 24 hours a day for decades without (for the most part) needing regular servicing or the installation of spare parts.
It runs on water and a few organic compounds, is soft and rather lovely, reproduces itself with enthusiasm, makes jokes, feels affection and appreciates a red sunset.
How many machines do you know that can do any of that? There is no question about it. You are truly a wonder. Continue reading